Hermes-Epitek’s scholarships build a pipeline of tech talents for the future

Hermes-Epitek Directors Ms Sue Lin and Mr Archie Hwang.

Small in size, but big in impact. Semiconductors are the indispensable core of our modern life. They are the brains of everyday electronics, from smartphones to game consoles. And at the same time, microchips power electric vehicles, medical diagnostic equipment, and military systems.

Needless to say, the technical talents behind the tiny microchips are in great demand. As Singapore’s semiconductor industry expands at supersonic speed, the leading technology firm Hermes-Epitek is committed to building a pipeline of engineers and technicians.

In celebration of Hermes-Epitek’s 29 years of operations in Singapore, the company is setting up scholarships for NUS students from the College of Engineering and Design. Named the Hermes-Epitek Innovation Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships, the study grants inject new blood into the industry, and in turn, spark innovation.

Hermes-Epitek Director Mr Archie Hwang said: “We hope to raise awareness and interest in the semiconductor industry ecosystem, particularly the supply chain involving manufacturing equipment technologies."

Headquartered in Taiwan, Hermes-Epitek is one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products and services. With over 1000 employees globally, the company offers state-of-the-art gadgets, ranging from semiconductor manufacturing equipment to flat panel displays.

Spurred by robust growth in the industry, Hermes-Epitek Director Ms Sue Lin said: "We hope to see an industry that provides enabling, complex system technologies in Singapore. It would be encouraging to see students develop their interests in this area.”

As a big believer in altruism, Hermes-Epitek and its employees are actively making the world a better place, from donating loose change to charities to recycling initiatives that save the earth. Hermes-Epitek’s latest generous gift to education impacts the individual recipient and beyond. By supporting students to become future innovators, technology can continue to be a force for good.