- Understanding Patents for geeks
- Career: The new EDAIndia Recruitment Board
- Outsourcing: Will it really lead to demisis of the US job industry?
- how many patents have you filed.
- How many papers have you published.
- Is any IP created by you treated as trade secret?
We try to understand the different IP protection techniques in our article Patents for Geeks
- Any job postings which contain the Name of the actual recruiting company.
- Jobs available through internal referrals
- Jobs related to IC design and embedded systems
It was Late 2004 Bush had just won the election where outsourcing was a major Issue. I was having coffee with a bunch of engineers when one of them declared that their company had just declared a major round of Layoff. While it is Indian tendency to suspect a conspiracy in everything, it did seem fishy that the layoff announcement took place immediately after and not before the elections. one should have waited until just after the elections to announce a decision taken 6 months back. Last month we reported that the US Government had indeed suppressed a report on outsourcing which stated that " U.S. chip makers are accelerating the offshoring of design work to Asia at the expense of skilled engineering jobs at home". This month In our outsourcing picture we have a story which wonders whether Offshoring will mean an end to Hi-Tech Jobs in US Our readers point out that US faced a similar scenario back in the 80's when the Japanese beat them in the semiconductor manufacturing sector,I quote
" When it became clear they could no longer dominate Japanese firms on the basis of production technology alone, American firms attempted to consolidate their comparative advantage in research and development... American companies began to lobby Congress...In 1984, Congress created a new form of intellectual property right, called mask rights,... Texas Instruments and National Semiconductor were both tottering on the verge of bankruptcy. transform the semiconductor industry from a manufacturing industry to a service industry, just as the postindustrial utopians would have them do it. According to one industry insider, James Koford of LSI Logic, "Silicon Valley and Route 128 are worlds of intellectual property, not capital equipment and production. Most of the employees of U.S. high technology live in southeast Asia"In 1987, Texas Instruments raised its royalties on chips to 5 percent (Dwyer et al 1989, p. 79). The company filed a suit against one Korean and eight Japanese semiconductor companies, accusing them of infringing semiconductor patents. The settlements yielded the company more than $600 million in payments, according to a 1990 report. The company became so aggressive in seeking royalties that by 1992 it earned $391 million in royalties, compared to an operating income of only $274 million"
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