Semiconductor giant Infineon has announced a corporate-wide digital transformation that includes plans to establish an AI innovation hub in Singapore.
The announcement was made as part of Infineon’s 50th-anniversary event in Singapore, where it first started as Siemens assembling low-cost discrete transistors and diodes, and passive components.
Infineon has set aside more than S$27 million to invest, which will cover infrastructure, AI projects, employee reskilling, and collaborations with ecosystem partners.
More than 1,000 employees will be upskilled and around 25 unique AI projects covering the entire value chain of activities in Singapore will be deployed by 2023.
Internally, it will focus on inculcating a digital growth mindset among its staff by encouraging behavioral changes through habit-changing nudges and enabling leaders to drive augmented performance.
Engaging ecosystems in Singapore
The company says it will engage with the semiconductor, electronics, and innovation ecosystems in Singapore through collaborations with SGInnovate, local start-ups, institutes of higher learning (IHLs), and research institutions on new AI solutions.
These organizations can work on actual problem statements by leveraging Infineon’s rich datasets to build their solutions.
Infineon is also looking to empower the next generation of employees and innovators by collaborating with NUS-ISS and AI Singapore (AISG) to offer AI courses and certifications.
“Singapore is the first in Infineon worldwide to embark on a comprehensive AI journey for all our business and manufacturing operations, embedding AI into every job function,” said Chua Chee Seong, President and Managing Director, Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific.
“To help our employees on this digital transformation, we will be helping our staff to develop a digital mindset and driving training programs while creating exciting opportunities and AI solutions with our ecosystem that benefit individuals and industries in Singapore and around the world.”
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