05 Apr '11, 7am

S'pore emerging as attractive location for interactive digital media companies

S'pore emerging as attractive location for interactive digital media companies

SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Manpower, Lee Yi Shyan, said the interactive digital media (IDM) industry in Singapore has added over 2,000 jobs between 2007 and 2009. He also said that according to a Deloitte's study conducted last year, the IDM industry had recorded an impressive growth, contributing an estimated $1.5 billion in 2009 alone. Mr Lee was speaking at the WSQ Digipen-Ubisoft campus programme graduation ceremony on Tuesday morning. He said 36 students have completed the 10-month programme and their graduation injects more creative talents into the exciting field of interactive digital media in Singapore. Worldwide, the video game and interactive entertainment industry is expected to grow to $44 billion this year. Mr Lee said Singapore is emerging as an attractive location for IDM companies. Leading global IDM companies, such as Tecmo Ko...

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