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Tom Sonderman of SkyWater Talks about Growing the Semiconductor Workforce

June 22, 2023 Francoise von Trapp/Tom Sonderman Season 3 Episode 18
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Tom Sonderman of SkyWater Talks about Growing the Semiconductor Workforce
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Show Notes

In this SEMICON West podcast preview episode, Françoise talks with SkyWater’s CEO Tom Sonderman, who will deliver a keynote talk, “Creating a Path to Talent”. addressing the workforce shortage currently facing the semiconductor industry.

Semiconductor manufacturing is on a path to becoming a $1Trillion industry somewhere around 2030. New fabs are being constructed all over the world to meet the growing demand for computer chips. In the US, the CHIPS and Science Act legislation and the promise of a $52B investment to fuel onshore manufacturing is driving this growth. One of the many challenges is building the workforce to support this flourishing industry.  

Sonderman provides the back story on how the US semiconductor industry got into this talent crisis and what can be done about it.  He gives a glimpse of some of the programs launched at SkyWater to provide pathways for recruitment, to fill critical roles from fab technicians to Ph.Ds. 

You can catch the full Keynote talk during the CEO Summit Keynote session, The Path to Talent, which takes place on Thursday, July 13  at  SEMICON West.  SkyWater is also working with the SEMI Foundation on workforce development programs. Check out all the CEO Summit Keynotes here.

Connect with Tom Sonderman on LinkedIn. 

A global association, SEMI represents the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain.

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