05 Apr '11, 9pm

S'pore 'attractive location' for digital media firms: SINGAPORE - Over 2000 jobs were creat...

SINGAPORE - Over 2,000 jobs were created here by the interactive digital media (IMD) industry between 2007 and 2009, said Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Manpower, Lee Yi Shyan. Citing a Deloitte study conducted last year, Mr Lee also said the industry has recorded impressive growth, contributing an estimated S$1.5 billion in 2009 alone. Mr Lee was speaking at the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Digipen-Ubisoft Campus Programme graduation ceremony yesterday, which marked the completion of the 10th-month programme for its pioneer batch of 36 students. These 36 students are an injection into the thriving video game and interactive entertainment industry, which is expected to grow to S$44 billion this year, said Mr Lee. Singapore, he said, has also emerged as an attractive location for IMD companies, with leading global IDM companies, such as Tecmo Koei, Ubi...

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