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Singapore to keep investing in public R&D in electronics: Lim Hng Kiang

Seagate announced a S$300,000 bursary programme with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to grow the pool of graduates with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills. From Left: Prof Chua Kee Chaing, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, NUS, Dave Mosley, President, Operations and Technology, Seagate Technology, Prof. Tay Beng Kang, Associate Dean, College of Engineering, NTU.

Singapore and Seagate have enjoyed a long-standing partnership. From Left: Dave Mosley, President, Operations and Technology, Seagate Technology, Rita Shugart, Wife of Alan Shugart (Founder of Seagate Technology), Mr. Yeoh Keat Chuan, Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board, Mr. Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, Steve Luczo, Chairman and CEO, Seagate Technology, Kirk Wagar, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, Png Cheong Boon, CEO of JTC Corporation, Mike Troemel, Vice President, Development Engineering, Seagate Technology, Michael Toh, Executive Director of R&D Engineering, Seagate Technology.

Mr. Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, reaffirms that the Government remains committed to support the growth of the data storage and broader electronics industry in Singapore.

Steve Luczo, Chairman and CEO, Seagate Technology, said that the opening of The Shugart today is testament to Seagate’s long-term commitment to Singapore.

SINGAPORE will continue to invest in public research & development (R&D) in electronics, said Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang on Friday.

"(This will) develop critical capabilities that pre-position Singapore to seize opportunities offered by new or disruptive technologies," said Mr Lim, who was speaking at the opening of Seagate Technology's S$100 million Seagate Singapore Design Centre.

"The government remains committed to work with key partners like Seagate to ensure that Singapore continues to be a lead location to design and manufacture the critical components and drives to support the needs of this digital world," he added.

The new centre can house over 900 employees and is designed to provide world-class facilities for the mobile storage R&D team in Singapore.

It will focus on the development of 2.5-inch small form-factor hard drives, hybrid drives, firmware, software and technologies.

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Applications for these include thin and light mobile PCs, local backup storage devices, and new opportunities such as network attached storage solutions.

Seagate is one of the largest electronics companies in Singapore, with 7,000 employees across three facilities.

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