South East Asia Awards 2021

38 APAC / South East Asia Business Awards 2021 , Best Semiconductor Equipment Supplier 2021 - Asia May21833 Semiconductor Technologies & Instruments Pte Ltd (“STI”) is a companymaking waves in the semiconductor inspectionmachine industry with top of the range solutions that stand head and shoulders above its competitors. Operating in an industry where continuous technology innovation is difficult to sustain, the company has made chip quality assurance the cornerstone of its business. STI is a supplier of leading and cutting- edge semiconductor machine vision solutions. Over the years that it has been in operation, STI has cemented its place in the niche in which it operates as an outstanding supplier; invention, building, selling, and servicing a wide range of proprietary vision inspection and packaging machines for its target market. These machines have become renowned for their ability to consistently meet and exceed the standards of quality assurance that are demanded by its customers, making waves across the semiconductor value chain. STI’s inspection technologies are being used in over 100 semiconductor assembly and test outfits worldwide. The company provides world-class after-sales service to its customers and believes in having its presence in countries where the customers are physically located. Due to the excellence of its work, STI has received many accreditations from leading IDMs and OSATs. With the COVID-19 travel lock-downs that are still in force in many countries, the company had in the past eighteen months rolled out and conducted countless web- based machine operation and maintenance training sessions to support its customers. South East Asia remains to be a key geographical block of its customer base. In this region, STI continues to be the premium choice for the range of inspection and packing equipment that it offers. Because its key customers in this region also operate factories in Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China, its ability in connecting these dots and gaining market shares in North East Asia as well is a key winning strategy. Working closely and quickly with its customers to offer inspection solutions for packages of all shapes and sizes, STI has also been expanding into the mobility sector of late. To this end, its machines are used for quality assurance on an assortment of chips; these include Application/Baseband processors, True Wireless Stereo (TWS) ear buds, Time-of-Flight (ToF) face recognition sensors, Behind OLED (BOLED) & Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) components, 5G antenna chips and many more. With the world on a constant unending trajectory towards exponential technological growth, mobility bloom and the further miniaturization of chips have widened the cost-quality divide substantially. In order to be able to capture shares in the entire spectrum of this diverse market, STI has been working with its China-based affiliate to explore manufacturing cost reduction opportunities and is committed to continue to invest in R&D activities beyond pre-pandemic level. With one new semiconductor backend inspection product having already been launched this year and another two scheduled to be sales-ready soon, the company is looking forward to benefit from the recent unprecedented surge in semiconductor business activities worldwide. Company: Semiconductor Technologies & Instruments Pte Ltd Contact: Kah Heng LEE Website: