Brazil looks to Silicon Valley to power new semiconductor factory
By Heather Somerville
San Jose Mercury News
Posted: 03/05/2013 04:16:39 PM PST
Brazil is building what is considered one of the most advanced semiconductor businesses in the Southern Hemisphere, and it wants Silicon Valley engineers to apply for jobs.
SIX Semiconductors — a $500 million project financed by the Brazilian Development Bank, IBM and an investment group comprising Brazilian oil and mining companies — is poised to pioneer the semiconductor industry in Brazil, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. But the factory’s 300 new jobs require technical skills that Brazil’s workforce doesn’t have, SIX leaders and industry experts say.