Vets and semi: The perfect match

In the wake of the COVID pandemic, the chip shortage has wreaked havoc amid the global supply chain and disrupted production in many industry sectors, crippling the global economy for the past two years. In an attempt to address capacity constraints, governments everywhere have been offering attractive incentives to lure the world’s largest chip makers to their respective backyards to build new wafer fabs and create additional employment opportunities in their regions.

But next to the chip shortage itself, a new issue is now on the mind of U.S. semiconductor manufacturers – skilled talent shortfall. With 13 to 15 new greenfield fabs in the pipeline in the United States alone between 2022 and 2025 needing an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 new skilled workers, how are we going to staff up those billion-dollar-plus facilities?

Discover all the compelling reasons why veterans could be one answer to the skilled semiconductor talent shortfall in this article authored by ATREG Vice President Annie Rothrock.