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Q3 2017 in the Semiconductor Industry: What You Need to Know

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Jack Trompert

As Q3 winds down, we wanted to make sure you’re fully caught up with recent sales numbers, technological advancements and economic developments within the semiconductor industry so you can be informed and prepared for what’s ahead. We’ve kept a close eye on some of the most recent happenings in the field and we’ve put together a few quick summaries of the most important stories.

Let’s jump into it!

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Today's Average Lead Time to Hire an Engineer

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Jack Trompert

Everyday, it seems we see another report of time-to-fill at an all-time high. How can this be? More technology should help speed up the hiring process, shouldn’t it? But elements in the process like increased screening methods create more hoops for candidates to jump through. This leaves them to take other jobs while your desks remain empty for yet another day.

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CSR, Millennials and Their Effect on the Technology Industry

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Jack Trompert

In the last decade, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has taken an increasingly important role in staffing, advertising and partnership efforts across all industries. As the number of Millennial employees, consumers and decision-makers grows, tech companies are changing the way they hire, communicate and work with this new wave of professionals. For business owners to thrive in the coming years, it’s important to develop an understanding of this generation’s habits and thought processes in order to adapt to the industry’s changing landscape.

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Trends and Developments in the Semiconductor Industry

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Jack Trompert

The semiconductor industry continues to change at a rapid rate. Leadership in the field is shifting, industry growth continues to speed up and technology is moving forward at an incredible pace. We want to help you stay informed so you can do your job effectively as possible and be prepared for what’s ahead. To do that, we’ve pulled together a few recent industry developments that you should be aware of.

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3 Tools Every Mechanical Engineer Should Know

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Jack Trompert

We recently posted an article covering the four tools that every engineer should know, and it didn’t take long for it to become one of our most popular posts. Because our readers found the content so useful, we’ve decided to build off the tools listed in our last article with a series of industry-specific posts geared toward engineers in different fields.

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What You Need to Know: Trends, Updates and Breakthroughs in the Semiconductor Industry

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Jack Trompert

In a recent blog post, we covered some of the big acquisitions taking place in the semiconductor industry. But as those in the industry know, progress happens quickly. And although it’s only been a matter of weeks since our last update, there have already been some exciting recent developments that warrant attention.

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Can a Managed Services Provider Bring you Better Candidates?

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Jack Trompert

Today, contingent workers make up more than 40% of the U.S. workforce. With those numbers, it's no surprise the trend is on the rise for companies with blended workforces. Blended workforces utilize a mix of full-time and contingent workers making the workforce management an even more complex process. To help bring efficiency and solutions to the complicated workforce situation, many companies are turning to Managed Services Providers (MSPs).

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4 Tools Every Engineer Should Know

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Jack Trompert

Like a carpenter, an engineer is only as good as his or her tools. You can have all the intellect and creativity in the world, but if you don’t possess the know-how to communicate your ideas and test concepts with the technology available to you, you won’t be able to thrive in your engineering career.

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Why Tech Workers Should Make the Move to Austin

Posted on April 27, 2017 by Jack Trompert

While Silicon Valley has long been known as the home of the tech industry, a new player has emerged in the South. Austin, Texas is gaining attention as a destination of choice for tech startups as well and large enterprise companies alike.

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Semiconductor Industry Growth Trends & What it all Means for the Future

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Jack Trompert

In the beginning of the year, we reported on the trajectory of the semiconductor industry, particularly in the United States. As we noted, the US semiconductor market will face some challenges this year but reports show optimism for a growing global market. The reports from 2016 are in—and it was a good year. Will the successes from 2016 be enough to overcome the challenges ahead?

In this article, let’s take a look at the success the semiconductor industry saw in 2016 and dig into the big acquisition trend we’re seeing among semiconductor companies and how that will impact the industry.

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