Insights for technology professionals


Posted on March 19, 2019 by Jack Trompert

We’re now three months into 2019, and a lot has happened in the semiconductor space. As we ramp up for the spring hustle, we’ve got a lot to celebrate, including new events and breakthroughs and record industry growth.

Every quarter, we like to highlight the latest news that impacts semiconductor companies. Our aim is to provide busy hiring managers with a quick rundown of all industry happenings. Here’s what you need to know about what’s happened in the first quarter of 2019:

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What Will Immigration Reform Do to Semiconductor Talent?

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Jack Trompert


In the week since January 20, 2017, the world of semiconductors, silicon, and engineers still has a lot in question. One of the biggest issues for the semiconductor industry is immigration reform.

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Where is the Semiconductor Industry Headed in 2017 and Beyond?

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Jack Trompert

As 2016 came to a close, we recapped some of the top industry news as well as our most popular articles from the last year. The new year has not tarried in bringing us news in the semiconductor industry.

The US semiconductor market faces some challenges in this coming year but reports also show optimism for a growing global market. While the end of Moore’s Law may be in sight, China’s industrial policy has taken center stage for the global semiconductor market concerns. And the Internet of Things is believed to take over research and development focus in 2017. From Chinese threats and the incoming administration to market predictions for 2017, we’ve got your news covered.

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The Popular Semiconductor Technology News & Updates of 2016 You Don't Want to Miss

Posted on December 19, 2016 by Jack Trompert

The semiconductor industry and its labor market have been on quite a journey this year. As 2016 draws to a close, we want to be sure you’ve gotten all the important content to set you up for a successful 2017. We’ve put together our most popular articles from 2016 in case there’s anything you may have missed! Be sure not to miss another semiconductor update.

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The Semiconductor Industry News You Need to Know

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Jack Trompert


What’s been happening in the semiconductor industry lately? We’ve seen a trend toward company mergers while semiconductor experts make efforts to prepare for increasing challenges in the semiconductor industry. And semiconductor sales didn’t do so bad either.


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The End of Moore’s Law Shifts Talent Needs in the Semiconductor Industry

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Jack Trompert


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Will Burning Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Impact the Semiconductor Industry?

Posted on October 6, 2016 by Jack Trompert

Raising questions, falling stocks. Mobile devices ablaze. While August brought success to the South Korean tech giant, the following months have not fared so well for Samsung.

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TI commits another $2.2 million to STEM education in Texas

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Nick Trompert

Texas Instruments has committed another $2.2 million to Educate Texas, which will provide additional funding to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs in schools throughout the state. 

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Are You On Top Of The Next Trend In Microtechnology: Wearables?

Posted on September 5, 2014 by Nick Trompert

Wearable technology has been little by little finding its way into the lives and pocketbooks of consumers for several years now. Sales of wearable smartbands – just one small sector of the larger industry – are set to grow by 350% in 2014. 

Recognizing a lucrative opportunity for growth, Texas Instruments (TI) is making moves to get in on the game. They just announced that they'll be expanding their microcontroller portfolio with the release of new ultra-low-power MSP430FR69x FRAM microcontrollers. 

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TI's BeagleBone Black

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Nick Trompert

(Image via T.I.)

The BeagleBone Black has been one of the popular low-cost ARM development boards coming out of Texas Instruments in recent months for budget-minded hobbyists due to its $45 price-tag, being Linux friendly, and support for powering off a USB cable. The BeagleBone Black launched in Q2'2013 with the AM335x.

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