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78 SMT007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2022 tool for comparing competing bids on more than just price. Could contract award systems include as a factor in that "bid-weighting" calculation, an allow- ance for tangible evidence that a bid- der had in place real knowledge transfer processes? is could be included in the total cost of ownership bid adjustment equation along with things like minor- ity hiring, small business sourcing, com- munity support, tech support availabil- ity, etc. ese are just a few of my own ideas about this complex problem and is not intended as a comprehensive set of corrective measures. But if we don't do a better job of it, some- body will, and I contend they're likely to be more successful. SMT007 References 1. "Knowledge Transfer: Different Ratings Depending on Position–And a Lot of Room for Improvement," Tendemploy.com. 2. "Developing a Strategy to Facility Knowl- edge Transfer," by Susan Jacobs, Learning Solu- tions, Aug. 24, 2018. 3. "The Workplace Knowledge and Productiv- ity Report, Panopto.com. Marc Carter has worked in the electronics interconnec- tion industry since 1984 in a variety of roles in fabrication and assembly materials, processes, environmen- tal compliance, and supply chain management activities around the world. He has had the honor and privilege of working with and learning from many of the true giants of this industry in multiple functions over many years. His experience includes a major mil-aero OEM, field and development work at materials suppliers to the printed circuit industry, and an educational stint as the sole proprietor of a manufacturer's agency representing multiple high-tech mil-aero material suppliers. He is also an I-Connect007 columnist. To read past columns or contact Carter, click here. SEMI, the global industry association that unites the entire electronics manufac- turing and design supply chain, urged closer coop- eration among European Union member states on technology and prioriti- zation of semiconductor technology ahead of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union that begins January 1, 2022. SEMI Europe President Laith Altimime and Soitec CEO Paul Boudre, vice chair of the SEMI Europe Advisory Board, sent a letter to Emman- uel Macron, president of the French Republic, to request that the upcoming French Presidency of the Council of the European Union make it a key priority to encourage deeper collaboration among member states in the interest of advanc- ing the semiconductor industry. "Only strong leadership among member states and a comprehensive semiconductor strategy can help Europe secure its technolog- ical vision," Altimime said. "SEMI encourages strong member state partnerships to ensure Europe's long-term resiliency, economic growth and prosperity." France is well-positioned to further Europe's technological ambitions and the value of its electronics manufacturing industry. The region is a key pillar of Europe's future industrial lead- ership and resilience, as stated in the recently published description of the European Chips Act and the Alliance on Processors and Semi- conductor Technologies, key building blocks of Europe's technological vision and strategy. SEMI Urges Upcoming French Presidency of the Council of the European Union to Make Semiconductor Industry a Top Priority Paul Boudre

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