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Jack Trompert

In 2010, Jack and Janet Trompert started Talent 101 with a clear new vision on how to deliver talent to the marketplace. To work at Talent 101 is to be a part of something creative and big. From our modest roots as an ambitious startup, to becoming a global workforce solution provider to the world’s most recognized semiconductor companies, our growth and momentum owes a lot to our strong company culture of customer service, can do attitude, sense of urgency and always focus on the client and talent.
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How to stay ahead of cybersecurity risks

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Jack Trompert

Businesses and organizations have never been more dependent on the digital economy and the internet for growth. Cloud-based technologies have also made digital innovation much more vast and accessible to people. However, the greater the virtual infrastructure, the greater exposure to security risks businesses face. 

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Q3 2020 Semiconductor Technology News + Beyond: The Best News and Breakthroughs to Know

Posted on September 23, 2020 by Jack Trompert

As we head toward the fall season, semiconductor players are finding creative ways to continue developing technology and processes while adapting to a new normal. In the past few months, we’ve seen positive sales trends, creative fiction made from machine learning, silicon-based space technology, and new commercialized chipsets. In case you’ve missed anything, here’s a rundown of the latest news and breakthroughs in the semiconductor space:

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What are the most common types of IC defects?

Posted on September 9, 2020 by Jack Trompert

As any engineer who has spent hours mulling over a malfunctioning piece of hardware can attest, nothing lasts forever. Years ago, finding defects wasn’t so complicated. But now, more features, complex packaging, and smaller nodes in modern technology make identifying defects more difficult. As a result, some devices never make it out of the lab— and others die in the fab.

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The importance of failure analysis in electronic systems

Posted on September 2, 2020 by Jack Trompert

Anything relying on semiconductor technology— from mobile phones to automotives— is vulnerable to integrated circuit (IC) failures. Because detecting and diagnosing IC failures is key for successful deployments, chip engineers have their work cut out for them. Today’s electronic system failures are becoming increasingly difficult and costly to identify and fix. Having the right failure analysis (FA) resources is now crucial in deciding how chipmakers can go to market effectively and lead the competition.

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How Talent 101 is Helping Businesses Accelerate Automation

Posted on August 26, 2020 by Jack Trompert

Management of today’s complex global environment has become even more of a challenge for many enterprises. Customers need the ability to rapidly deploy and configure automation solutions to fit their consistently evolving needs and use cases. To help enable smarter and more efficient business operations, Talent 101 has partnered with Autocene to offer automation solutions for existing IT systems, data, processes, and people.

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How COVID-19 is accelerating emerging technologies

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Jack Trompert

As the pace of innovation accelerates, new technologies will continue to transform the way we work, travel, and play. This is especially true in times of crisis, when necessity becomes the mother of invention. 

With very little notice, organizations have had to pivot and adopt emerging technologies in response to unexpected challenges. Tools that previously received lukewarm support or little government support are now serving essential needs. Now, new technologies are en route to faster deployment and commercialization.

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How Talent 101 Is Helping Customers Secure Their Digital Transformation

Posted on August 5, 2020 by Jack Trompert

When organizations embrace digital technologies, they expand their attack surfaces and create new opportunities for both opportunistic and targeted cyber threats. To help customers secure their progress, Talent 101 will offer software and solutions that leverage the Secureworks Red Cloak Analytics Platform to prevent, detect and respond to threats, wherever data moves into, out of and through customer environments. 

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Planning for the Semiconductor Workforce of the Future

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Jack Trompert

In 2020, hiring managers at tech companies face significant shortages of the talent they need to scale next-generation technology. As competition for the best skilled workers heats up in most chip industries, it’s important for engineering leaders to understand the major challenges for the future of the industry, and consider their priorities for workforce planning and development.

Let’s start with a breakdown of challenges facing the engineering workforce today:

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How to measure remote work performance for engineers

Posted on July 15, 2020 by Jack Trompert

As an engineering manager, you may have given plenty of feedback in the form of performance reviews or one-on-one meetings over the course of your career. But what happens when a global pandemic throws organizational goals and talent management off their usual course?

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Q2 2020 Semiconductor Technology News + Beyond: The best news and breakthroughs to know

Posted on June 24, 2020 by Jack Trompert

As we reach the halfway point of 2020, it’s time to catch up on what’s happened in the semiconductor space. While the pandemic led to an inevitable shakeup in many industry operations and consumer habits, new semiconductor developments have shown great promise for progress in the future. In the past few months, we saw big proposals impacting industry growth and leadership, record-setting solar breakthroughs, and even a new way to judge semiconductor progress. 

In case you missed anything, here’s a rundown of the the latest news and breakthroughs in the chip field:

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