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Posted on September 21, 2006
Filed Under Asia, semiconductor industry, Sourcing Techniques, Training | 3 Comments

Some aspects of sourcing expertise are based on fundamentals — asking the right questions. I take the time to ask candidates to assist in the explaination of engineering basics in layman terms. The Pan Pacific theatre is a pivotal arena for semiconductor manufacturing and the demand far exceeds the supply for established talent across a variety of key disciplines. I have long been an advocate in the essential need for semiconductor companies to establish their own indigienous sourcing teams with the help of domestic sourcing gurus on-site. In the process, you create infrastructure – which is too often missing overseas. As a hobby, I source Asian IC engineers, in doing so, I developed the following guide of English to Chinese translations of key semiconductor engineering terms for your sourcing pleasure: (I simply cared enough to ask) 🙂

English to Mandarin Chinese Character translation

1) Resume or CV: 个人简历

2) Engineer: 工程师

3) IT: 信息技术

4) Semiconductor: 半导体

5) Analog Mixed Signal: 模拟混合信号

6) Delta Sigma: 差动积分

7) Converter: 转换器

8) ASIC or FPGA: 专用集成电路或现场可编程门阵列

9) Marketing: 市场

10) Recruiter: 招聘人

If your staffing organization wants to up its game further and establish its own sourcing team simply contact me and JobMachine inc. can make the above techniques a way of life and hires!

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  1. Shally on September 21st, 2006 12:59 pm

    Thanks Bull-Doza! When using local characters make sure to do both Simplified and Traditional searches. You can use translation tools to read the pages.

    Learn more at the International CyberSleuthing webinar tomorrow!

    Also check out my Onrec video on Internaitonal Sourcing

  2. Steven Kempton on September 22nd, 2006 5:34 pm

    Thanks Dave! Great stuff.

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