Siemens to train human resources for Vietnam’s chip and semiconductor industry

Saigon High-Tech Park (SHTP) and Siemens Electronic Design Automation (Siemens EDA) signed a cooperation agreement on February 27 to train human resources in the semiconductor chip industry in Vietnam.

Accordingly, Siemens is committed to providing the most comprehensive solutions including software, hardware and electronic design automation (EDA) services for micro and printed circuit board design training. These activities will be implemented in 2024.

Nguyen Anh Thi, head of SHTP’s management board, said that human resource training for the semiconductor chip industry will be one of the key activities, aiming to realise the goal of developing the industry in Ho Chi Minh City.

It will also help SHTP move closer to its goal of becoming a science-technology and innovation urban area, the nucleus and new growth engine of the Southeast region.

According to Thi, expanding and strengthening connections between the government, schools, and businesses in the field of semiconductor chips to consolidate resources and exploit the potential and strengths of SHTP is both an urgent task and a long-term strategy. “In addition to the field of semiconductor chips, SHTP will continue to orient development in the fields of biotechnology and aerospace,” Thi said.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Vo Van Hoan, Deputy Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, said that the city currently has more than 50 universities with millions of students and tens of thousands of engineers and qualified workers.

“The city is ready to create an environment for businesses and technology corporations to deploy research and transfer and promote science and technology development,” Hoan said.

In her speech at the event, Nina Lin, vice president and general director of the Asean and Taiwan Region at Siemens EDA, shared that as a leading technology company, Siemens EDA not only provides technology to help customers in the process of digital transformation and building a smarter future more quickly, but also participating in supporting training and developing human resources for different industries, especially semiconductor electronics.

“We live in an age where electronic technology changes more rapidly than ever before, an age where knowledge that drives commerce and communication around the world is widely accessible in our hands. The pace of this digital transformation will accelerate even more as more companies incorporate AI and machine learning (ML) into their systems to accelerate the transformation, even monetising from digital activities,” Lin said.

Established in 2002, SHTP has the goal of promoting the development of high-tech industries and promoting innovation in the region.

To date, it has attracted more than 162 valid investment projects from multinational corporations, research organisations and startups.

Vietnam Investment Review