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Presentation Hall ICM - Internationales Congress Center München SEMICON EUROPA > Fab Management Forum > Session 1: Trends and Vision
12:30-12:45 h | ICM - Internationales Congress Center München ICM Room 14c, 1st Floor
Subjects: SEMICON EUROPA
“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” ()Our presentation focuses on three factors of a successful working environment as seen by the “Millennials”. Here, a mutual understanding on the motivation of young professionals, the requirements of today´s semiconductor industry as well as modern ways of communication are key for a successful collaboration across generations. Therefore, we are going to present selected scientific research and add examples of our own working experience. In the first part of this contribution we will emphasise the motivation of young professionals beyond a monthly salary and career-building. Here we critically review if and how buzz-words like work-life-balance, flexible-working, home-office and company child-care are implemented in the semiconductor industry. In the second part we change perspective and try to look from a baby-boomers perspective on requirements, which have to be fulfilled by young professionals in order to make a contribution in their organization. Here we will comment on strategies of filling the gap between academic education and the experience driven specialized knowledge of advanced manufacturing. In addition to that, we will show generation differences in soft-skills and where young professionals may struggle. In the last section we will show what communication can do for bridging the generation gap. Starting with the generation specific habits, we will critically review social media for businesses and explore opportunities enabled by modern communication and contact sharing such as virtual teams. The later one is the key factor of mastering challenges with increasing complexity, while bringing together experts with diverse field of knowledge and creativity.A change in working environment is needed, not only regarding modern communication, even if we have to pay for it. As Bill Clinton said, the alternative is more expensive.
X-FAB MEMS Foundry GmbH
is the leader of the Acoustics Group in MEMS process development at XFAB Erfurt. He received his degree in mechatronics at the Ilmenau University of Technology in 2008. In 2009 he joined the chair of Micromechanical Systems at Institute of Micro- and Nanotechnologies IMN MacroNano® in Ilmenau. His research topics were tunable optics based on aluminum nitride thin films and the fabrication of silicon nanostructures. In 2016 he received the PhD degree on his thesis “Aluminum nitride membranes for tunable refractive micro-optics”. In the same year he joined X-FAB MEMS Foundry GmbH in the field of MEMS process integration.