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Q2 2018: Semiconductor Industry News to Know

In this edition of semiconductor news to know, summer is now in full swing with stronger semiconductor sales and expected growth gains throughout the year. In the semiconductor space, the global market has experienced year-to-year growth of greater than 20 percent for 13 consecutive months as announced by John Neuffer, president and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

The wave of new regulations and policy proposals forecasts a stronger focus towards lucrative industry initiatives and better internal organizational practices. We expect continued development in global collaboration to benefit industry security customs, uphold ethical standards, and better workforce development. Further dialogue in organization behavior and goals marks a signal towards responsible action and a commitment to doing good in the world.

There’s a lot to glean from this quarter's industry news. Read on to explore the latest semiconductor news and technology trends in the second quarter of 2018.


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How can engineers stay relevant in today's semiconductor industry?

Engineers, developers, and designers must keep up with technology for the same reason any professional keeps up with technology—to stay relevant in the job market. But with the fast-paced world of advancements and competitive labor markets, it can certainly be a challenge to keep up.

In this article, let's explore three simple ways for engineers to take advantage of growth opportunities and sharpen their skills in the world of work.


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Closing the Skills Gap as a Hiring Manager in 2018

If you found yourself on the job hunt, would your qualifications today hold up for a new job tomorrow? With the lightning pace of technology breakthroughs that inhibit our role in the office and the changing faces of the workforce DNA, many worry about the impending “skills gap.”

As the advent of AI, machine learning, and automation pushes the baseline standard for qualified candidates, companies are transforming their own talent and technical capabilities. After assessing the fastest growing, in-demand gigs in the semiconductor space, the implications for future positions call for skilled workers in sectors like cybersecurity, healthcare, and finance. As jobs become harder to fill, the strain of the skills gap is felt across multiple industries.


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