South Korea's "Asian Economy" reported on December 3 that the brain drain in the semiconductor industry in South Korea has been a red light, and the main reason for this situation is that Korean media blame Chinese officials and enterprises for recruiting talents.
According to the report, Samsung Electronics filed a lawsuit against a former executive in charge of D-Ram and applied for a temporary sanction against his transfer, because the senior official jumped to a Chinese semiconductor manufacturer.
Reported that since China proposed“Semiconductor rise”After the slogan, China's behavior of tapping Korean semiconductor talents has become more and more intense. Although Korean enterprises have been vigilant about the large-scale outflow of core technical talents, they can only do nothing because of the lack of specific countermeasures. The loss of a large number of core talents is bound to weaken the strength of Korean semiconductor industry.
Previous reports have expressed similar views. Korean media Chosun Daily complained on November 7 that semiconductors are the pillar industry supporting the Korean economy, while China is trying to tap the core talents in technology fields such as Korean monitors.“More and more explicit”。 In order to narrow the technological gap in one breath, Chinese enterprises have launched indiscriminate development.“Talent hunting”。
South Korean experts said that the government should concentrate on training the semiconductor equipment and materials industry, and create a virtuous circle in which retired employees of large enterprises naturally flow to the talent structure of small and medium-sized enterprises. The government should increase R&D support, improve the treatment of outstanding talents, and consolidate Korea's leading edge in the semiconductor industry.
The background of this anxiety is that the technological gap between China and South Korea has begun to narrow rapidly. According to reports, a study published last year by the Korea Institute of Modern Economics showed that the technology gap between Korea and China dropped from 1.4 years in 2014 to 1.0 years in 120 technological fields at the national strategic level.
For this, some analysts told Global Times that there is nothing wrong with the flow of talent, while China's narrowing the gap with South Korea's scientific and technological strength depends more on its own talent construction and investment.
At the same time, the lack of talent is not only in South Korea, but also in China. Japan is facing a similar situation.
As the battle for semiconductor technicians becomes more and more fierce, social recruitment becomes more and more difficult, while Japan, which is already in urgent need of talents, has to face China, the United States and other countries, Nikkei China Net reported.“Dig up a wall”。
At the same time, the number of students studying semiconductors is seriously insufficient, which makes Japan even worse.
It can be said that for the current semiconductor industry, digging people is only one aspect, the biggest problem is the difficulty of personnel training.
Park Jae-kun, president of Korea Semiconductor Display Technology Society, said“Semiconductor majors in most Korean universities have halved since a decade ago. Presumably, this is because there are few attractive semiconductor companies in Korea, except Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix.”。
In fact, China, Japan and Korea all face this problem. Wang Dongsheng, director of CPU Center of Tsinghua University's National Laboratory of Information Science and Technology, said that besides the shortcomings in industry and technology, talent cultivation is a more covert but far-reaching problem.