BEHIND THE TECH

Wasn’t that in Blade Runner?

Wasn’t that in Blade Runner?

Credit: LADD COMPANY/RIDLEY SCOTT/WARNER BROSThe line between fact and fiction has become increasingly blurred, thanks to developments – including in semiconductors – that have brought to life conveniences, characters and creative inventions once spotted on the big...

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Setting the record straight on careers in semiconductors

Setting the record straight on careers in semiconductors

Semiconductors are critical to the technology we rely on, yet massive gaps persist in the understanding of the sector, what it does, and the exciting roles within it. We take on five common misconceptions young graduates have about careers in one of the world’s...

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My cool semiconductors job

My cool semiconductors job

For those who are building careers in semiconductors, it is exceptionally empowering: it means being directly involved in designing and creating products that make a real impact – to the environment, health, safety, privacy… even the people around you. Five people...

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The pandemic and its chip-heroes

The pandemic and its chip-heroes

Credit: Marvel/YouTube Covid-19 hit – and the semiconductor industry got to work. The world would rely on their laptops and smartphones to accomplish a range of tasks while they waited out the virus – and these devices would need chips. From work-from-home and...

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Semiconductors: The Future is Now

Semiconductors: The Future is Now

Credit: Marvel/YouTube Before there was Alexa, there was J.A.R.V.I.S, smart assistant to Iron Man Tony Stark, and that controlled appliances, looked up information, managed home security, and even ran Stark Industries in the 2008 box office hit and its sequels. While...

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All systems go: Semicon on the fast track

All systems go: Semicon on the fast track

They are tiny pieces of technology, yet semiconductor chips are what we all depend on when we pick up our phones or use the internet. They drive the ongoing digital revolution - part of the reason why the sector demonstrated such resilience when Covid-19 hit, leaving...

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