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Old 11-04-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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Hi,

We are planning to relocate to NC. How are the jobs in Semiconductor Industry?

-Y
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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...How are the jobs in Semiconductor...
Be sure you check this forum (comments on employment and Tech) before moving here; I came here from "the valley" in the early 90's for semi business and soon left it due to decline; and due to all the cuts since 2000 here I would be suprised if there is much left...
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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We are planning to relocate to NC. How are the jobs in Semiconductor Industry?
If you're asking about the whole state, you need to ask it in the General NC forum (Moderators will move it anyway).

Jobs in general are pretty hard to come by right now here--be sure to have one lined up before moving. Hope someone can offer more industry-specific info on the other forum!
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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Default Thank you very much

Thanks, I appreciate the inputs.

What we are confused is: We can't handle high temperatures of texas but there are high density of jobs & reasonable housing cost and we are fine with the temperature of NC but jobs are few...and we don't want to live in expensive areas like CA...

So what should be the best way to handle the show!! Any help is appreciated..

Or putting other way...what will you do if you are in my shoes...

Thanks in-advance,
Y
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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There are very, very few semiconductor jobs in NC, and even fewer if you are on the hardware side.

My husband worked in semiconductor memory for a company in NC which closed its R&D facility here last December. We tried hard to stay here for 11 months, but will be moving to Baltimore soon as he has found a job there. Most of his co-workers went to Austin, Boise, or the Bay Area. A few found jobs here but some of those jobs weren't really semiconductor, or were on the production side rather than R&D.

In your shoes I would stay where you are and probably try to make your skills as general as possible (more possible if you are on the software side) and wait for the economy to pick up. Semiconductor has taken a particularly hard beating in this economy.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:40 PM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yep, not very much semiconductor stuff in the area. Qimonda is gone in Cary now, so that leaves even more talent and less companies that use that skill.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:00 AM
 
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Default Thank you for your inputs

Thank you very much for your excellent inputs. I value each and every word of the feedback.

take care,
Y
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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Cree Inc is hiring. Not sure what kind of job your looking for but you can check out there site at cree.com.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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Cree is booming. Great business to be in right now. Good luck.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:45 AM
 
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Infineon, TI, NXP, ST all of marketing and sales offices in Raleigh. NXP will be hiring 10 to 20 engineers for a SSL lab they are opening.
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