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Giving precision its name

Micro-Mechanics supplies tiny parts for machines making the world's sensors and memory chips.

"There's no competitor we're scared of, but many small competitors are trying to come in," says Mr Low (right), seen here with Mr Chow. "Whenever we have a semiconductor show, we're always the lao da ge (Mandarin for big brother)," he adds.

DEEP inside an industrial building in Kaki Bukit is a S$500,000 machine that is used just to drill microscopic holes in metal pieces - holes that even strands of hair are too large to go through.

"This is our second machine bought to drill a hole into a tool so the tool can suck up a chip...

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