German semiconductor giant Infineon has showcased its wearable electronics ranges in Singapore, but says it will be five years before the clothing - which has computer chips, MP3 music players and other electronic gadgets sewn into it - will be available here.

The chip maker plans to collaborate with international and local apparel labels to develop the fashionable smart clothing range.

Infineon also says it will make the e-clothing affordable enough for the Asian mass market.

Loh Kin Wah, president and managing director, Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific, said: "I think Singaporeans are technology freaks, open to technology, so this is a very interesting place to test a new market."