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Remaining chip smart

Despite setbacks, Singapore's electronics industry still remains a vital cog in the global supply chain.

Dr Re, seen here at the Seagate Singapore Design Centre ground-breaking ceremony last year, says Singapore offers a prime location for the company's investment with its stability and highly educated workforce.

SINGAPORE'S latest trade figures are fairly lacklustre. The key measure (non-oil domestic exports, or NODX) rose barely one per cent in September, pulled down by flagging electronics exports, which shrank 4 per cent year-on-year on the back of lower shipments of PC parts, integrated circuits and