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Beyond Tracking Tags: Innovations in Asset Tracking and Positioning Technology

Posted on August 25, 2021 by Jack Trompert

Package tracking and visibility are more important now than ever, as businesses and consumers have become increasingly reliant on timely deliveries. The marketplace for asset tracking was already growing quickly at the beginning of 2020, but the advent of the worldwide pandemic accelerated growth beyond predictions due to a monumental increase in e-commerce.

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Verification Tools and Skills Engineers Need to Know Now

Posted on August 11, 2021 by Jack Trompert

As the chip design becomes increasingly complex, verification engineers need to keep their skills updated and sometimes adapt their skills to a new design landscape.

Verification is a critical step in manufacturing because it helps detect and debug functional defects before products are deployed. This role is performed by a verification engineer, a role that can go by many titles, such as Product Quality Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineer, and Validation Specialist.

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Semiconductors Drive Growth in the Accelerating Electric Vehicle Sector

Posted on July 28, 2021 by Jack Trompert

If America needed a clear signal that we’ve entered the era of the electric vehicle, it arrived on May 19, 2021, with a press release from Ford announcing the new all-electric F-150 Lightning truck. The truck of the future is here — and it’s not the product of a non-traditional company like Tesla. It’s coming from the most traditional car manufacturer on the planet.

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5 Ways to Recruit and Retain Engineers in Today’s Tight Labor Market

Posted on July 21, 2021 by Jack Trompert

Skilled engineers are more in demand than ever. To keep pace with the rapid rate of change in today’s world, engineering opportunities are being created faster than employers can fill them. This is particularly frustrating now, when the semiconductor industry is struggling to keep up with demand for products and innovations thanks to a chip shortage. 

In today’s marketplace, it’s difficult, but not impossible, to attract and retain talent. To overcome the challenges, employers need to stay current with the latest hiring trends. Here are five ways to be more proactive. 

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Posted on June 23, 2021 by Jack Trompert

Although the U.S. is slowly opening again and returning to some semblance of “normal,” worldwide tech manufacturing is facing its own crisis: a shortage of the chips we need for everything from computers to washing machines to vehicles. Along with this shortage is a reduction in the number of Baby Boomer age engineers, which could result in a labor crunch and significant knowledge loss. Read on for the latest news and technology updates in the second quarter of 2021.

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7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cybersecurity Provider

Posted on June 9, 2021 by Jack Trompert

Cybersecurity risks are an ever-present danger for companies today. From the rise of ransomware attacks to the increase in phishing campaigns, cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and, unfortunately, successful. 

To strengthen their organizations’ cybersecurity, many companies have chosen to partner with cybersecurity providers, either by fully outsourcing cybersecurity operations or outsourcing some tasks in a hybrid model. Both approaches require ensuring that your provider is the right one for your business.

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Are Chiplets the Next Big Thing in Tech?

Posted on May 26, 2021 by Jack Trompert

Chiplet technology is an older concept that has very recently gained prominence in the tech world. The germ of the idea of chiplets originated way back in the company of American engineer Gordon Moore, the creator of Moore’s Law. 

Moore’s Law is the principle that the speed and capability of computers can be expected to double every two years due to increases in the number of transistors a microchip can contain.

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4 Top Cybersecurity Threats in 2021: Are You Prepared?

Posted on May 12, 2021 by Jack Trompert

In 2020, the world experienced not only a pandemic, but also a dramatic increase in cybersecurity threats. The rise was driven by several factors, from the advent of COVID, to an expansion of work-from-home culture, to an escalation in ransomware attacks. Email phishing campaigns were snaring their victims. Unsecured home devices were being hacked. Even large technology companies were breached.

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The Semiconductor Shortage of 2021: Ongoing regulations, reforms, and recommendations

Posted on April 28, 2021 by Jack Trompert

There’s a global shortage of semiconductors, and it’s reaching a crisis point. 

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Automation vs. human skills in the workplace: which one is best?

Posted on April 14, 2021 by Jack Trompert

Technologists have long predicted that someday machines will be able to do all necessary work without human assistance. As it stands today, there’s already a lot that can be automated. Self-driving cars, machines that read X-rays, and self-serve checkouts are powerful new forms of automation.

As automation technologies play an increasingly important role in everyday life, their potential impact on the workplace has become a major focus of research and public unease. A study claims the U.S. is projected to lose more than 1.5 million jobs to automation over the next decade. The number of robots in the workforce today has also multiplied threefold over the past 20 years. This raises the question: where’s the line when it comes to automation and human skills in the workplace?

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