How Singapore Got Its Manufacturing Mojo Back

6/22/2022 6:15:00 PM

“Singapore is capital-intensive, it’s skills-intensive, it’s not labor-intensive.” How the city-state reversed its manufacturing downturn by courting highly automated factories.

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“Singapore is capital-intensive, it’s skills-intensive, it’s not labor-intensive.” How the city-state reversed its manufacturing downturn by courting highly automated factories.

The city-state courted high-tech production to become a rare wealthy country to reverse its factory downturn, but that has come by automating away many jobs. “It’s skills-intensive, it’s not labor-intensive.”

A GlobalFoundries production facility in Singapore in May.Ore Huiying for The Wall Street JournalByJon EmontJune 22, 2022 10:36 am ETSINGAPORE—The factory floor at GlobalFoundries Inc.’s Fab 7 beeps, whooshes and whirs—the sounds of robotic arms and other machines making chips for smartphones and cars. It is among the semiconductor maker’s most advanced facilities, and few of its 350-odd manufacturing steps require humans.

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Ore Huiying for The Wall Street Journal By Jon Emont June 22, 2022 10:36 am ET SINGAPORE—The factory floor at GlobalFoundries Inc.’s Fab 7 beeps, whooshes and whirs—the sounds of robotic arms and other machines making chips for smartphones and cars. Press your thighs away from each other as you lower your hips toward the floor, aiming for parallel or just below parallel. It is among the semiconductor maker’s most advanced facilities, and few of its 350-odd manufacturing steps require humans. Moderna's Covid vaccines, which have been used in the UK, use a new technology called mRNA. In courting factories like this, Singapore has become a rare wealthy country to reverse its manufacturing downturn. That's one rep. The city-state had faced industrial decline, with World Bank figures showing manufacturing falling to 18% of gross domestic product in 2013, from 27% in 2005.S.

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