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Semiconductor job market now

Postby giganto » Tue, 19 Jul 2016 3:39 pm

I am a PR with a master degree in microtechnology. What's the chance of finding job in semiconductor industry now with little to no experience? I know what it is but I don't have practical experience in fabrication

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Re: Semiconductor job market now

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 19 Jul 2016 4:12 pm

The Foundries are always recruiting ...

You better be cheap though as they are full to the brim Chinese/Indian/Filipino/Myanmar folks working for peanuts.

Once you get in though , it seems quite easy to move around between the Companies.
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Re: RE: Re: Semiconductor job market now

Postby giganto » Tue, 19 Jul 2016 4:15 pm

Barnsley wrote:The Foundries are always recruiting ...

You better be cheap though as they are full to the brim Chinese/Indian/Filipino/Myanmar folks working for peanuts.

Once you get in though , it seems quite easy to move around between the Companies.

Do you have any idea of the starting salary ? I don't want to put it too high or too low.

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Re: RE: Re: Semiconductor job market now

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 19 Jul 2016 4:44 pm

giganto wrote:
Barnsley wrote:The Foundries are always recruiting ...

You better be cheap though as they are full to the brim Chinese/Indian/Filipino/Myanmar folks working for peanuts.

Once you get in though , it seems quite easy to move around between the Companies.

Do you have any idea of the starting salary ? I don't want to put it too high or too low.


I used this search in Google .....

"process engineer globalfoundries salary"

I am figuring its around 5k not incl 13mth and bonus.
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Re: Semiconductor job market now

Postby kaseyma » Wed, 20 Jul 2016 4:49 pm

giganto wrote:I am a PR with a master degree in microtechnology. What's the chance of finding job in semiconductor industry now with little to no experience? I know what it is but I don't have practical experience in fabrication

There seems to be 4 year cycle in the semiconductor industry.
This is the down year, so hiring prospects will not be good for entry level positions.

Besides GlobalFoundries, there are the SSMC & UMC foundries, and the Micron & STMicroelectronics IDM fabs.
However, open positions in these fabs seem to be for more senior, experienced engineers.

You could also look into equipment companies supporting the fabs.

Research your target companies to understand what they need in the people they hire.
Make sure your CV sells yourself in a compelling way.
Good luck.


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