Posted on November 6, 2007
Filed Under Interviews, semiconductor industry, semiconductorjobs.com | Comments Off on SemiconductorJobs.com: Interview With Tom Vegos – Director Of Human Resources – Semtech
Tom Vegos serves as Director of Human Resources / Staffing for Semtech Corporation – a leading Analog /Mixed signal IC company headquartered in Southern California. Prior to Semtech, Tom was Staffing Manager for Intelâ€™s ICG group and was responsible for staffing several of the business units within that organization.
Tom has been in the HR /Staffing field for over 15 years and prior to that was a partner in a contingency based IT search firm. A native of New Jersey, Tom has a BA in Behavioral Science from Widener University in Chester, PA
Tom was kind enough to share his perspectives on the state of the semiconductor industry in general, and, more specifically, how the business environment has effected Semtechâ€™s hiring priorities. Tom provided an in-depth look at Semtechâ€™s proactive approach to meeting its staffing priorities.
How long have you been with your company and what is your position within the company?
â€œI have been with Semtech for close to four and a half years. Prior to Semtech, I worked with Intel as a Staffing Manager for their Communications Group (ICG). â€œ
How many years have you been in recruiting within the Semiconductor Industry?
â€œOverall I have ~8 years within the semiconductor field. Prior to moving into semiconductors I worked for an electronics manufacturer and a mortgage company. For me, moving into the semiconductor field was relatively painless in the beginning, however after a short introduction, I did come to terms on how complicated these products are and the amount of infrastructure and technical expertise needed to move a product from inception to final production. â€œ
How would you describe your particular niche in the semiconductor industry?
â€œWe are a leader in the integration of power management functions used in portable, battery operated, and telecommunications applications. Our products focus on high-volume product lines like cell phones, Mp3 players, and notebook computers, and our products are designed to be adaptable to other non-portable applications as well.â€