Life Happens! Rejoining the workforce with Returnship Program

Life happens! Whether it’s due to raising children, caring for ill family members or other personal responsibilities, professionals must sometimes step away from their careers. Once they’re ready to return, the journey back to work can be daunting, especially in the tech industry, where the pace of innovation grows in leaps and bounds. To support those looking to rejoin the workforce, Cadence offers a clear path forward with our returnship program. We launched our returnship program last year to reincorporate talented people into the highly competitive, fast-paced tech industry. This 16-week program targets electrical or computer engineering professionals and includes Read More

Life Happens! Rejoining the workforce with Returnship Program2021-08-12T12:47:57-05:00

#INWED21: Taking Stock, Acknowledging Progress & Celebrating Women Engineers

By Rani Borkar | Corporate Vice President, Azure Hardware Systems & Infrastructure | Microsoft Although much progress has been made to improve the representation of women in engineering over the years, there’s no question that centuries of social conditioning and unconscious bias have presented challenges in achieving true gender parity in technical workplaces. I still remember my early days as a project engineer, when I was frequently the only woman in the room architecting and designing processors. Another experience that will stick with me for the rest of my life came later in my career, once I had progressed into Read More

#INWED21: Taking Stock, Acknowledging Progress & Celebrating Women Engineers2021-08-12T14:15:49-05:00

Believe in ourselves and follow our passion

By Janet Chou | CFO | JCET Growing up in China, I came to the United States at the age of nineteen to pursue the American dream. After graduating college with a degree in business, I started my career in public accounting. A few years later, I entered the semiconductor industry as a financial analyst working for Philips. My passion for semiconductors has gotten stronger ever since. The semiconductor industry is very complex and Finance is in a unique position to see the business and all its various pieces holistically. Each day is full of excitement as I get to Read More

Believe in ourselves and follow our passion2021-08-17T20:03:41-05:00

Paving the Way to Inclusion: Applied Materials Women in Engineering Talent Development Program

 By Alyssa Desuacido | Culture of Inclusion Specialist | Applied Materials As the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world, Applied Materials knows that different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences are key to delivering innovations that will shape the future. One way Applied continues to pave the way for equity and inclusion is through the Women in Engineering Talent Development Program (WE TDP). This two-year program creates career development opportunities for women through networking, conference participation, professional skill development workshops, career development roundtables and mentoring workshops. WE TDP’s executive sponsor, Read More

Paving the Way to Inclusion: Applied Materials Women in Engineering Talent Development Program2021-08-12T14:08:01-05:00

How Cisco Women Are Leading Technology Breakthroughs

By Jie Xue | VP, Supply Chain Operations | Cisco Systems When I began my engineering studies at Tsinghua University, only 15% of my class were women. As I started my career in the semiconductor industry, I was often the only female in the room. Over the past two decades—and while raising two kids—I’ve seen so much progress in the fight for diversity in the workplace. And yet, the number of women, not only pursuing, but advancing in STEM careers, continues to be a challenge on a global scale. It’s a complex issue. But one thing is very simple: we must shatter the myth that it is difficult to hire and develop diverse talents in highly technical fields. I Read More

How Cisco Women Are Leading Technology Breakthroughs2022-05-06T16:31:41-05:00

Automotive | IG 2

Every year or so, the Automotive Interest Group selects a new topic and develops it in collaboration with McKinsey & Company as a “project” over several months. The project’s topic is chosen to be important for the automotive industry but also relevant to the semiconductor ecosystem that supports it. We recently concluded a project titled “Semiconductors for the Autonomous Age”: we are still finalizing the concluding report which we plan to share very soon with all our GSA members. In the meantime, we worked to define the topic for a new automotive collaboration project which impacts, among other things, Read More

Automotive | IG 22021-07-30T08:59:45-05:00

Artificial Intelligence | IG 2

As announced in Q1, a dedicated new AI Interest Group is currently in the formation stage, adding to our current portfolio of active interest groups. The mission of the AI Interest Group is to bring together key stakeholders in the AI ecosystem to provide a platform for collaborative dialogue on current technical and business challenges and opportunities as “Intelligence” becomes ubiquitous. An industry survey to assist in identifying potential key mission focus areas of interest was presented in Q1 to key AI eco-system stakeholder companies within the GSA membership. Subsequently, a small AI Interest Group Planning Advisory Group has Read More

Artificial Intelligence | IG 22021-07-12T14:43:25-05:00

Intellectual Property | IG 2

Since the launch of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Intellectual Property (IP) Interest Group, the group has expanded to over 50 companies actively meeting to engage in collaborative dialogue to address the challenges and explore business opportunities for the semiconductor IP industry. The following are some of the valuable resources that have been shared and discussed at the bi-monthly meetings. End-to-End IP Protection Monetization models of IP IP related Security Insights Data Assurance for Multi-Party Assets The group has identified and assembled a project on the topic of protecting IP throughout IoT ecosystems. This is a recurring theme and Read More

Intellectual Property | IG 22021-07-06T14:31:34-05:00

Trusted IoT Ecoysystem Security | IG 2

The Global Semiconductor Alliance Trusted IoT Ecosystem Security (TIES) group has grown rapidly to over 40 member companies across the ecosystem that consists of chipset vendors, ODMs, OEMs, IoT platform companies, software suppliers, and cloud service providers with a common interest in secure silicon and trusted supply chain. The diversity of the group allows leveraging of ecosystem IQ to reduce barriers of IoT adoption and enable new services for all participating stakeholders in the IoT value chain. Members of the TIES group are working on multiple projects on Trust and Security, including; Security Requirements for Connected MCUs, MPUs, SoC Read More

Trusted IoT Ecoysystem Security | IG 22021-07-06T14:03:04-05:00

A Look at the Silicon Valley 150 | Lonergan Partners

By Kirsten Settle | Consultant | Lonergan Partners, Inc. The WLI team recently met with Kirsten Settle of Lonergan Partners, the largest independently-owned, retained executive search firm in Silicon Valley. We were interested in, and thought our readers would be too, their recently announced 2021 Lonergan SV150, which is the defin­i­tive rank­ing of the top pub­lic companies in tech­nol­o­gy that are locat­ed in the Sil­i­con Valley. They also shared the Lonergan SV150 Insights developed from analysis of LSV 150 company data. Of note, there are six women CEOs on the list including: Lisa Su, AMD | LSV #22 Jayshree Ullal | Arista | Read More

A Look at the Silicon Valley 150 | Lonergan Partners2021-05-12T15:07:23-05:00