Baja California Contributes to Accelerating the Semiconductor Industry in Mexico: Secretary of Economy

June 11, 2024 by PIMSA0

GUADALAJARA, JAL.- The Secretary of Economy and Innovation, Kurt Honold Morales, participated in the panel “Mexico as an Investment Destination for Semiconductors” as part of a forum to discuss the prospects, opportunities, and challenges for the semiconductor industry in the country. The forum was promoted by the Ibero-American Technology Foundation, the University of Guadalajara, and Santander Universities.

The event is part of the efforts of the Mexico Semiconductor Alliance and featured a program of conferences and panels with federal and state government authorities, representatives from academia, companies, consultancies, as well as related organizations, including authorities from the United States Embassy in Mexico.

During his participation, alongside the Secretaries of Economy from Jalisco, Coahuila, Sonora, Chihuahua, and Aguascalientes, Honold Morales emphasized the need to develop talent in semiconductor design and “backend” manufacturing, which focuses on the final stages of semiconductor production, including assembly, packaging, testing, and quality control.

He highlighted that investments from companies like Skyworks, Infineon, and Qualcomm provide a solid starting point to boost the local ecosystem, leverage industry opportunities, and attract more investments in the sector. Consequently, actions such as specialized training to adapt to evolving technologies and strengthening collaboration between academia, industry, research institutions, and the government have been undertaken to harness collective expertise.

The state official explained that successful international programs have been used as references to develop robust ecosystems in semiconductors, such as those in Taiwan, Singapore in Asia, and the United States. Among the initiatives he highlighted were a training scholarship program in semiconductors for 100 educators, specialized English courses in collaboration with Arizona State University, CETYS, the Autonomous University of Baja California, and local technological institutes, as well as certification in high technology and semiconductors by UABC. Additionally, new technical degrees and engineering programs in semiconductors were introduced, and a seminar was held in June in Japan as part of the promotional tour activities.


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