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Digital Divas and Dudes: Empowering Tomorrow’s Semiconductor Workforce

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is working to build awareness of semiconductor career paths in the state. The aim: grow Michigan’s semiconductor industry by as many as 30,000 semiconductor jobs by 2030.

Highlights: Building Chip Industry Workforce of the Future at SEMICON West 2023

At the SEMICON West 2023 Workforce Development pavilion, presenters and panelists from industry and academia offered students, recent graduates, veterans, and professionals re-entering the workforce or looking to change jobs with perspectives about how to land a job in the semiconductor sector.

Through Her Eyes: High-School Student Creates Podcast to Expose Minority Students to Semiconductor Engineering

SEMI High Tech U (HTU) alumnus Oindree Chatterjee discusses why she created The STEM Corner podcast, available on Spotify, where she interviews professionals in the semiconductor industry.

Pioneering Women in STEM – Picture an Engineer

While many pioneering women in STEM have made significant contributions to science and technology, they have not been given equal recognition for their work. Following is a short list of some of the many women who have been trailblazers in STEM and had an impact on the microelectronics industry.

Smart Manufacturing: Experts Weigh in on Talent Shortage and Solutions

In this article, several experts weigh in on considerations for developing the smart manufacturing workforce that will help to alleviate the U.S. semiconductor manufacturing talent shortage, even as multiple, data-intensive $1 billion to $10 billion fabrication facilities come online.

Managing DE&I in Different Cultures and Geographical Areas

Anand Nambiar, Executive VP of Semiconductor Materials at Merck, speaks about managing DE&I across cultures and geographies, the complex social interactions involved, and how the company educates employees about DE&I and its value in meeting day-to-day objectives and deliverables.

From Darlings of Programming to Underrepresented Tech Workers, Women Are Still Undervalued

Considering the history of computing and the low expectations for women that were once widespread in academia and the workplace, little wonder that women continue to face significant hurdles in the microelectronics industry. Today, women make up less than 25% of the computing workforce.

Diversity Helps Spur Materials Innovation for EMD Electronics

Women remain sorely underrepresented in the microelectronics industry worldwide and are a minority in the science, engineering, chemistry and physics fields overall even as companies struggle to fill open positions. A SEMI blog earlier this year reported that, according to the American Association...

Penang: The Silicon Valley of the East

The state of Penang, nestled along the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, needs no introduction in the global electronics manufacturing sector. Despite its diminutive stature with just over 1,000 square kilometers of land area and a 1.8 million-strong population, Penang commanded an estimated...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs Key to Business Growth and Sustainability at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

SEMI spoke with Daniel Drellich, vice president of Human Resources at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany about the race for talent and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategies in the semiconductor industry, as well as about how Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is tackling this very...