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daleste
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daleste   2/8/2012 2:50:27 AM
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They don't want to say that, but that is their goal. Right now, the employers have the upper hand and if that changes, they will cry to the government that they need to find the talent from off shore.

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Michael.Fliesler   2/7/2012 6:14:02 PM
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"It's all about quality". My experience at two previous employers was that offshore sites were cost-efficient (lower $/hr), but often required rework due to lower quality, language & communications problems, etc. Hence, they were less time-efficient, so overall cost was a wash, and customer relations suffered.

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phoenixdave   2/7/2012 2:55:15 PM
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@Chanj: I agree with your assessment of the two major reasons, but wouldn't these also be offset by other areas of higher costs such as supply chain, less reliable utility grids, language differences, and other possible inefficiencies/compromises?

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phoenixdave   2/7/2012 2:48:21 PM
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I can't believe that companies could bring in a foreign engineer who has the "all the qualifications" and not spend any time and money training him/her to fill a desired position

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phoenixdave   2/7/2012 2:45:05 PM
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"Necessary skill sets": - Foreign born - Willing to work for much less than the prevailing wage - Willing to work far more hours than a standard work week - Willing to be retrained to fill the positions of more costly domestic engineers - Do not have the ability to leave and go to another domestic competitor (H1B-bound)and still stay in the country

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KB3001   2/7/2012 11:01:33 AM
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It's a red herring indeed. What they want to say really is that they are running out of relatively "cheap" talent ;-)

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_hm   2/7/2012 2:13:27 AM
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It looks tech sector are coming back to US and that is very interesting news. Every engineer should contribute towards this goal and it should not be difficult to bring down overall unemployment rate to as low as 3%.

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Deepak Sekar   2/7/2012 12:40:42 AM
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This well-read blog post may give some perspective on manufacturing issues: Why Samsung will give Morris Chang sleepless nights? http://www.monolithic3d.com/2/post/2012/02/why-samsung-will-give-morris-chang-sleepless-nights.html

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chanj0   2/6/2012 6:33:02 PM
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It is true that building high volume product will likely stay in another part of the world. I believe there are 2 major reasons - 1) The labor cost and 2) The cost of building a manufacturing facility. The labor cost may be the triggering point of moving manufacturing overseas. As the number of labors shrinks over years, the demand of a big manufacturing facility is low. As times goes by, fewer and fewer new graduates will join the industry and the talent pool will shrink. Then, the talent, together with knowledge, of building a production line disappears domestically. It seems like a negative spiral and the trend will be really difficult to reverse. I believe it takes multiple parties to bring certain type of manufacturing back to US - the willingness of corporation to train new graduates, to build a production facility and the willingness of Americans to put their hand dirty again. If hiring managers are looking for 100% match of skill sets, they will have hard time to find the right talent. If employees are reluctant to pick up new knowledge and are easy on their job, their skills will someday be irrelevant. Nothing can change over night. It takes 20+ years to move jobs away from U.S. It starts from simple products like telephone, thermostats. Now, complicated products like computer, TV and cellular telephones, are manufactured elsewhere. To reverse the trend, time is needed. We've got to prepared.

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resistion   2/6/2012 3:54:39 AM
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The advanced stuff might be done in-house, but unless you're IBM, the rest of the chip or platform is outsourced as usual to Chinese foundry.

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