SSMC is honoured to receive SQA with Special Commendation

Mr. Jagadish, CEO of SSMC, shared in his MT update "I am very pleased to share with you that SSMC has reached another key milestone in our Business Excellence journey since receiving the SQA in 2005. On 31 Oct, SSMC had been awarded the 2013 Singapore Quality Award (SQA) with Special Commendation (SC).

SSMC Business Excellence scales new height: being the first Wafer Fab winning Singapore Quality Award with Special Commendation

SSMC was honored to be the top winner of 2013 Singapore Quality Award (SQA) with Special commendation (SC), which highest category among all business excellence awards. This award recognizes companies who have gone on to scale new heights and achieved global leadership in key business areas. The SQA SC is a prestigious award equivalent to the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) in Europe & Malcolm Baldrige award in US. Read more to check out how SSMC earns this award, and the press interview dialogue with Mr. Jagadish CV, CEO of SSMC.

SSMC turns liquid into gold: Certified for WEB Gold

It is with great pleasures to announce that on 4 Sept 13, SSMC is among the first to be recognized by Public Utility Board (PUB) for outstanding water saving initiatives and we are awarded the Water Efficient Building (WEB) GOLD Certification.

SSMC is honored by PUB’s Watermark Award 2013

On 11 Sept, the national water agency of Singapore, PUB (Public Utility Board) announced the winners of Watermark Award 2013 in a press conference held in Environment Building. SSMC is honored to be recognized for its water sustainability efforts as well as being an exemplary corporate citizen through involvement in various environmental and social programs. SSMC is one of the 4 winners for this prestigious award, selected from 36 nominations this year.

SSMC won 2013 Workplace Safety and Health Performance Award – Silver

SSMC received SILVER for Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Performance Awards in 2013. Close to 1,400 winners and industry leaders across various sectors celebrated the best in Workplace Safety and Health at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom on 30-Jul-13. This year, 442 applications submitted and of these, 192 stood out as clear winners. SSMC is one of the 62 recipients receiving the WSH Performance Award, which is recognize companies that have performed well in safety and health through the implementation of sound safety and health management systems and processes. Also, Mr. Jagadish CV and Collin Tan of SSMC management shared their value-people mindset and winning secrets.

SSMC Presence in SEMICON Singapore 2013

On 7-8 May, SSMC took an active part in contributing to SEMICON Singapore 2013 event. The event featured market trends briefing which was chaired by Mr. Jagadish, member of SEMI Singapore Regional Advisory Board and CEO of SSMC. Topics on market trends and technology challenges were shared by speakers from the Semiconductor industry, market analyst and SEMI researcher. Also, Jagadish participated as a panelist for the SEMICON University program which was a dialogue session between the industry leaders and students from Polytechnic institutes in Singapore. The aim was to highlight the importance of educating a skilled workforce; to drive future growth of the industry in Singapore; and addressing the curious students who are undertaking studies in the pursuits of entering careers in electronic and semiconductor fields.

SSMC won Bronze in National Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Drawing Contest

SSMC had been actively promoting good workplace safety and health practices through its in-house Safety Drawing Competition since 2008. And this year, we invited our employees to take part in the Singapore’s National Workplace Safety & Health Campaign 2013. On 20 May 2013, SSMC’s Daniel Yap, our staff in Purchasing Department, was awarded the bronze prize by the Workplace Safety and Health Council for the “Safety starts with me” Poster Drawing Competition. Daniel’s drawing of a human spine received plaudits from 6 prominent judges from WSH Council & industry representatives.

SSMC’s Transformation reflects bright future for electronics sector

Read on SSMC’s transformation in moving towards higher value-added niche areas by producing not just simple digital logic chips, but high-performance mixed signal devices to stay competitive. Our CEO, Mr. Jagadish CV, also shared his views regarding Singapore’s infrastructural costs and competing with Taiwan, Korea, China and even emerging economies. As for its long term sustainable growth in Singapore, he also stressed the company’s focus on “taking ownership of costs”, and the importance of the continuous building of infrastructure and ecosystem for electronics sector.

How SSMC readies itself in Crisis Communications Drill

12 Apr 2013 marks the 10th annual drill exercise of SSMC’s Business Continuity Management (BCM) to proactively getting itself ready for emergency responses. Since 2004, SSMC has been vigilantly conducting BCM exercise, with different scenarios simulated to test and review our BCP every year. This year, we focus on employee communication, in the aspect of trauma handling, as well as mass media handling after a fire incident occurred at Fab Annex 3. In the 5-hour drill, participants from all level of organization were fully engaged in the role plays and recovery and damage assessment exercise. Mr. Jagadish CV, CEO of SSMC, summed up the key spirit of BCM as “Expect the Unexpected! Be Proactive than reactive.

SSMC Sustainability - Special Edition

We are pleased to share the annual publication of SSMC Sustainability report. In this special edition, we review the achievements of past 13 years along our Journey towards environmental excellence and sustainability. It features our EHS commitments, our Green Journey and Sustainability efforts, Environmental highlights. Our pursuit of being Responsible corporate citizens.

SSMC as source of power for Earth Hour in the 5th consecutive year

On 23 Mar, marked the fifth consecutive year that SSMC supported the Earth Hour campaign of WWF (World Wide Fund). In the celebration of Earth Hour 2013, SSMC’s office, cafeteria and car park areas had all non-emergency lights switch-off from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Also staff outside company was encouraged to support this event by switching off the lights at home and pass on the environment-friendly message to family, friends and our future generations!

SSMC Supports Water Conservation Promotion in World Water Day 2013

In the sunny Saturday morning of 16 March 2013, SSMC was joined by 3,000 people from schools, grassroots organizations and public communities to raise awareness on conserving water resources through participation in brisk-walking and family picnic at our adopted waterway – the Lorong Halus Wetland. The water centric event, organized by Singapore Public Utility Board (PUB), aims to bring people closer to the water, and to instil a sense of ownership of our waters and the community spaces around them. As a participating partner and event sponsor, Mr. Jagadish, our CEO was presented the Certificate of Appreciation by Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Teo Chee Hean, for SSMC’s continuous support to PUB’s effort in promoting water conservation in the annual event.

SSMC Enhanced Logo Signage Unveiling Ceremony

6th Feb 2013 marked a special occasion for SSMC, as we celebrated our continued transformation into a world class semiconductor company with an enhanced logo signage displayed at the main gate of SSMC premises. Mr. Jagadish CV, CEO of SSMC unveiled the new silver metallic logo, which was applauded by over 80 impressed and excited spectators. This is more than just a signage change, the new logo signifies SSMC’s continued journey of transformation. This new logo is larger, more solid and vibrant representing SSMC’s growth and transformation into a Fab with recognized world class performance.