Semiconductors

Semiconductors (Nikhil)

Overview

The?semiconductor industry?is the aggregate collection of companies engaged in the design ,fabrication and promotion of semiconductor devices . Semiconductor Industry is responsible for providing hardware support to ever evolving PC and Mac , high end graphics games for Play Station, Nintendo and X-Box .

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Semiconductor industry is regarded as the technology enabler for the entire electronics industry and its direct and indirect revenue streams ?represents around 10 % of the world ‘s GDP . By the end of 2009 , semiconductor industry will be a $260 billion market . A few major players in this industry are Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Intel, Toshiba, NEC, Sony, IBM, Samsung, Texas Instruments, ST Microelectronics,? Freescale , Infineon.

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Occupations

Technical Managers/Product Managers : Should possess an engineering education ; they managed teams comprising of engineers, researchers and scientists ?who are involved in testing and research and development activities.?

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Business Development and?Marketing Managers: These set of managers are responsible for market intelligence reports, forecasting, trend analyses, pricing, competitive analyses, and product roadmaps .

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Financial Managers : These people are needed to take care of the financial health of the company .They are supposed to be compatible with financial ananysis and modelling .

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Key Trends

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Semiconductor Industry is characterised by very high intensity of RnD . In order to obey , Moore’s Law , the degree of price-performance improvement in the semiconductor industry is impressive . Also Semiconductor industry is known to have cyclical patterns of high volatility . Currently the industry is reeling under a downturn . But looking past precedent , it is evident the industry ?will bounce back .

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Top Companies

Interesting Companies to work for around the world : Intel , ST Microelectronics , Freescale, Samsung among many others .?

Top domestic? (Indian) companies : Tejas Networks is only home grown Indian company competing in the internaltional arena .

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India Angle?

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India houses testing and research center for almost all the semiconductor majors . According to ISA ( Indian Semiconductor Association ) report ?more than 3.5 million jobs to be generated within the next seven years. Infleuenced by growing talent pool and favorable government policies the Indian semiconductor industry is thriving and expects to loose its reputation as an outsourced hub while aiming to become a major export hub?

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Media

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