Insights for technology professionals

Top 10 Qualifications for an Outstanding Project Manager

Posted on May 11, 2023 by Nick Trompert


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Top Factors Leading to Job Offer Rejections and Strategies to Counteract Them

Posted on April 10, 2023 by Nick Trompert


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Ways to find and attract highly skilled candidates in the semiconductor industry

Posted on March 15, 2023 by Nick Trompert


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The top 5 skills to look for in a candidate when hiring a new electrical engineering grad

Posted on February 7, 2023 by Nick Trompert


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Idea Roundup: What is Your 2023 Recruitment and Hiring Strategy?

Posted on January 25, 2023 by Jack Trompert

What positions do you need to fill in the coming year? What is your strategy for recruiting and hiring new employees to fill those positions? 

Not every company has created a formal recruitment and hiring strategy. But in today’s challenging marketplace, where companies are juggling remote and hybrid workforces, it’s important to have a robust strategy in place to position your company for greater success. In particular, having a well-thought-out strategy can help you stand out from the crowd of companies also struggling to fill vacant — and often critical — positions.

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Updates on the biggest semiconductor industry news stories of 2022

Posted on January 18, 2023 by Jack Trompert

In 2022, we wrote about some of the developments that shook up the semiconductor industry. Now, let’s look at an overview on the updates of four top stories of the year, including lessons learned. Here are our key takeaways:

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Global competition, chip and labor shortages, and more: 2022 semiconductor blog year in review

Posted on December 14, 2022 by Jack Trompert

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News Roundup: U.S. and Germany Take Steps to Block Security Risks from China

Posted on December 7, 2022 by Jack Trompert


China remains the top challenge to U.S. national security interests, according to a recently-released National Defense Strategy report from the Pentagon. As a result, the U.S. government is taking steps to reduce or limit commerce with China. Germany and several other EU countries are similarly concerned about China’s dominance and are changing their policies on doing business with China-based companies. 

Reports of lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe considering and implementing strategies to contain the situation have been coming in for the past few months. Here is a roundup of some of the recent efforts (from newest to oldest):

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5 ways you can secure talent in today’s competitive job market

Posted on November 30, 2022 by Jack Trompert

Today’s job marketplace is more competitive than ever — not for employees, but for employers. Nearly every industry is struggling to fill in-demand positions. In fact, in 2022, there have been an average of 11 million U.S. job openings every month, but only about six million candidates looking for work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) monthly reports.

Rather than seeing the glass as half empty, some experts advise employers to view the current environment as an opportunity to improve their hiring processes; for example, by promoting their company’s positive attributes and realigning its priorities with what today’s workforce wants from an employer.

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As the semiconductor industry grows, how is it managing sustainability?

Posted on November 9, 2022 by Jack Trompert


Attendees at the U.N. climate conference, COP27 Summit, which will be held on November 6 to 18 in Egypt have many topics to discuss, from financing the transition to clean energy to protecting the world's forests and future-proofing its cities. Another important topic is achieving sustainability in the semiconductor industry. 

At a time when there is a push to expand semiconductor production, there is also a focus on making the industry greener. A 2020 study by Harvard researchers on the energy costs of computing found that chip manufacturing “accounts for most of the carbon output attributable to hardware systems.”

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