The hottest semiconductor industry set off a compe

2022-08-12
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The semiconductor industry has set off a competition for talents. Taiwan's talents are the most popular

set wechat news. As the global integrated circuit industry further moves towards maturity, semiconductor mergers and acquisitions slow down, and enterprises enter the integration period, the extreme lack of integrated circuit talents surfaced. According to a survey conducted by Deloitte Consulting, in order to catch up with automation systems, big data and machine learning driven digital businesses, about 85% of chip suppliers need new talent types. However, 77% of the manufacturers said they were short of talents, especially electronic engineers

Semi (International Semiconductor Industry Association) pointed out a month ago that the revenue of semiconductor components (chips) jumped by 22% in 2017, reaching a market value of nearly $450billion; The sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment rose by 36%, and the total value of materials exceeded 10, which was also the pioneer of the implementation of electric vehicles of $4billion; In 2018, chip revenue is expected to increase by another 7%, while semiconductor equipment will grow by more than 11%. In particular, new talent is the key to continuing strong growth and breaking all revenue records in the semiconductor industry

Ajit manocha, global president and CEO of semi, pointed out that talents have become the bottleneck of industrial growth. For example, in Silicon Valley alone, there are thousands of job vacancies to be filled in related enterprises, and more than 10000 job vacancies in the world need to take the resource-saving development path first. Attracting new candidates and developing emerging global manpower are key factors in maintaining the pace of innovation and growth

for enterprises, the cultivation of semiconductor talents is a long process, especially in advanced processes and technologies, and it may not be effective to spend money. Therefore, the competition for people in the semiconductor industry has begun

Intel Dalian's 3D NAND production capacity has expanded, and its salary is comparable to that of TSMC

according to Taiwan media reports, Intel Dalian plant, which has comprehensively expanded its 3D NAND flash production capacity, recently went to Taiwan again to recruit talents. An interview was held at NTU in mid March, and it was reported that the salary jumped at the standard level of TSMC. As the Dalian plant previously targeted to achieve the localization of talents in the mainland, Intel's search for talents in Taiwan this time also attracted the attention of the industry

the development of global 3D NAND flash technology is now mastered by Samsung, SK Hynix, micron/Intel and Toshiba. As many factories successively break through technical bottlenecks and market demand increases, they have announced to expand production capacity in recent years to maintain market share. Among them, Intel has made frequent moves recently. Following the unexpected announcement in early January 2018 that it and micron will terminate their cooperation after completing the research and development of the third generation 3D NAND flash, they will find partners, and said that they will continue to expand the production capacity of the Dalian plant, which is mainly 3D NAND, they have come to Taiwan again to recruit talents on a large scale recently

when Intel Dalian factory announced the establishment of 3D NAND flash chips in 2010 and the transformation and production of 3D NAND flash chips in 2015, it was dominated by mainland talents, and it was publicly stated that in order to realize the localization of high-end talents, more than 300 mainland engineers went to the United States, Singapore and other places for training, and in the future to undertake the relevant technical and management positions of foreign experts in the factory. In fact, in the past, engineers in Dalian factory were mostly mainland Chinese, The recruitment of talents in Taiwan has also attracted the attention of the semiconductor industry in Taiwan and the mainland

semiconductor manufacturers said that Intel Dalian plant is mainly made up of local talents from the mainland, and because of its cooperation with the local government, it has always been crying out for the goal of cultivating semiconductor talents in the mainland. This visit to Taiwan to seek talents also shows the urgent demand for semiconductor technical talents related to wafer manufacturing in the mainland. Although the mainland government actively carries out talent cultivation plans in Polytechnic Universities and vigorously hires international experts and teachers such as Taiwan, However, compared with the professional training and practical experience accumulated in Taiwan for many years, there is still a gap. At present, the mainland is difficult to meet the demand for actively expanding semiconductor talents. In addition, in recent years, Taiwan's relevant talents have a high willingness to leave due to low wages. Therefore, recruitment in Taiwan is the most "economical" way

in order to attract Taiwanese talents, Intel announced that the salary treatment of this recruitment, whether fresh graduates or experienced talents, will at least take off at the level of TSMC's basic specifications, which is absolutely superior to the current job treatment

TSMC will recruit only 3000 people in 2018

except Intel, its revenue will advance at a compound growth rate of 5-10% in the next five years. Now TSMC, which has fully launched the advanced 5-nanometer and 3-nanometer process plan of Nanke, will also recruit 3000 people in 2018, and about 1000 people on campus. The first competition will be held at NTU on March 3, and about 2000 people will be recruited through other recruitment channels, It is estimated that the number of employees will exceed 50000 by the end of the year

it is understood that the annual salary of TSMC's basic technicians plus dividend treatment has taken off at least NT $1.2 million, and the level of engineers with 10 years of experience is at least about US $100000. This time, the two major semiconductor manufacturers launched the recruitment plan in March at the same time. The two companies compete for annual salary and welfare, which also accidentally triggered a new wave of competition in the semiconductor industry

there is an overall shortage of IC talents in the mainland, and there are continuous poaching of talents.

after years of development, China has cultivated a number of talent teams. However, both quantity and quality are not enough to support the current needs of rapid industrial development. Specifically, there are two problems in the current talent situation in Chinese Mainland: one is the lack of high-end talents; Second, there is also a lack of basic talents in the field of integrated circuits

according to calculation, by 2020, China's integrated circuit industry will need about 700000 employees. But now we can only meet half of the demand of large PCI

in order to narrow the gap and even catch up, China's semiconductor manufacturers have constantly introduced talents from all over the country and launched an offensive. The most concerned was Liang Mengsong's job hopping from Samsung to SMIC last year

in addition, Chinese enterprises have also taken action in Silicon Valley. In the autumn of 2016, Ziguang group, which expanded its semiconductor business, established a design base

"we are developing new memory", a male technician in his 40s revealed that more than 40 technicians have changed jobs from nearby micron technology and Western Digital to unisplent. "In order to defeat Samsung, we need to work hard", it is said that they are also working during the Christmas holiday. Ziguang's acquisition of micron technology in 2015 was rejected by the U.S. government, but it is still enthusiastic about the introduction of technology from the United States

in Taiwan, where there is no language barrier, these enterprises have also begun to poach people on a large scale. If you move to a mainland enterprise, your salary will be 2-3 times that of the previous one. The operators of Taiwan's semiconductor giant felt headache, saying that "more than 100 people were robbed last year". Taiwan's top science talents are concentrated in the semiconductor industry, and their income is also very high

earlier, Taiwan media also disclosed that bit China will set up a site in Taiwan, and offered a higher salary than that of the first-line IC design manufacturers, poaching elites in the field of ASIC and artificial intelligence from large manufacturers such as MediaTek, Morningstar, creativity, etc

recently, Taiwan DRAM manufacturer nanyako said that relevant Chinese manufacturers have successively poached about 50 people. In order to retain important technical talents, the company has also invested a lot of money. For key technical talents, it has offered a retention plan of about 500 people, mainly in cash at this stage

however, it is obviously difficult for them to compete with mainland enterprises in terms of treatment

it is worth noting that although high salary poaching and overseas talent introduction can make up for a certain gap of high-end leading talents in the domestic semiconductor industry in a short time, for basic talents, we must rely on strengthening university education and enterprise training ability. Wei Shaojun, director of the Institute of microelectronics of Tsinghua University and chairman of the IC design branch of the China Semiconductor Industry Association on large-scale search engine, has specially pointed out that to solve the problem of insufficient IC talents in China, we should hold a reform mentality and change the existing mechanism and system problems through the supply side structural reform. Only in this way can we establish a long-term development mechanism

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