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Infineon to spend $350 million in Singapore

6/2/2011 09:38 AM EDT
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Xiaosan
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Xiaosan   6/29/2011 3:02:04 AM
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1. QA? there are no special advantages for Singapore over Taiwan, China and HK. This is highly dependent on the procedures developed within the company, not by the geographical location. eg. Motorola semi in Tianji and HK before. 2. Design Centre? If it is true, then it is the stupidity of the German. I doubt the governance of IFX to make such decision. As design hub. you requires abudant of good Engineers, that is support from local universities for new grad, and experienced Engineers from local semi desgin houses or semi suppliers. Both Taiwan/China/even HK are in an obvious better position than Singapore. The only pt. I can think of is the taxation advantage from the government, but then with such size of investment, I guess no other govt. will give it up. Good job, IFX Singaporeans!

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t.alex   6/3/2011 1:34:02 PM
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Perhaps Infineon has established reliable QA process, which can be trusted.

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chanj0   6/3/2011 12:30:16 AM
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Singapore has developed really strong QA engineers over last 10 years. A good QA engineer has to equip with diversify technical skills. In addition, they have to love the jobs they do and appreciate it. It is not easy to find such talent. A lot of engineers see QA job as a transition to development without knowing it is a tough profession and is the ultimate gatekeeper to a good quality product. People in Singapore have grown the mentality over years. It is tough to replace. China and India are still work-in-progress.

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yalanand   6/2/2011 4:40:06 PM
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Interesting to know that Infineon is looking to make Singapore its hub for chip testing in Asia. Any particular reason for that ? Why did it choose Singapore over China and India ?

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