By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata
MANILA, June 16 (PNA) — The first Cebu Semiconductor and Electronics Convention and Exhibition (CSECE) is scheduled on July 28-29 at the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug, Cebu.
With the theme, "Showcasing and Preparing Cebu's Electronics Industry towards IoT Age", about 29 companies are expected to join the exhibition.
This will be organized by the Semiconductors and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI) in partnership with Mitsumi and Teradyne.
Wikipedia defines the Internet of Things (IoT) as the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.
According to Cisco, an American corporation technology company headquartered in California, about 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020.
"The growth and convergence of processes, data, and things on the Internet will make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before. This growth creates unprecedented opportunities for industries, businesses, and people," Cisco cited in its website, adding that IoT can potentially transform almost every industry- both locally and globally.
For SEIPI President Dan Lachica said that as an industry,this is the reason why they should fully undersand the opportunities and challenges IoT brings to the semiconductor and electronics industry.
He added that since IoT might be the "next big thing", then IoT might also be the new growth engine for their industry.
Through this convention, CSECE organizers aim to prepare the industry members to take advantage of the opportunities that IoT may bring. Moreover, through this event, they want to learn how to position their industry in the IoT age.
CSECE will feature various range of electronic products and services — from chips to finished products, suppliers, service providers, manufacturers, as well as retailers and distributors.
SEIPI said the first CSECE will be the business platform where top and middle management and industry professionals will gather to discuss issues, future directions and matters pertaining to sustainability and competitiveness of the industry.
Moreover, the event will also serve as a venue for business cooperation and partnerships.
Technical symposium is also part of the event. (PNA)