NXP Semiconductors, India launches a unique Scholarship & Mentorship Program WIT (WOMEN IN TECH) in Semiconductors for women engineers


NXP India, welcomes the women changemakers by launching the WOMEN IN TECH (WIT) program. To bridge the gender imbalances in the semiconductor design industry, this program aims at offering 1-year specialized training to 50 female students currently completing their B.E./B.Tech. Electronics/ Computer Science 2nd semester and entering into 3rd semester from a college in India.

The year-long program intends to give female students the exposure and opportunities to make a difference in the semiconductor space. It will help them to develop relevant skills and empower the future with their knowledge, prowess, and creativity. This will be a hybrid program encompassing theory, industry-relevant use cases and practical classes on SoC Architecture, Analog Design, Design Architecture, Verilog/System Verilog, Verification & Validation, RISC-V and DFT Basics. This program will be delivered in collaboration with FutureWiz, a reputed training institute for VLSI industry in India.

The registrations for the academic year 2022-2023 have opened on the occasion of India’s 75years of Independence and the deadline is September 15, 2022. (Registration link).

Lars Reger, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NXP Semiconductors, said, “Tech Industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing in today’s times but the representation of women in the sector is extremely low. We need women in the tech industry as diversity and innovation help businesses thrive. Having a sizeable representation of women across various roles also encourages other women to work in technology. I strongly believe that companies need to take the agenda of diversity a little more strategically in the workplace as it not only improves the work culture but has a direct impact on the profitability and productivity.”

Sherry Alexander, VP & Head of Diversity, Equality, & Inclusion, NXP Semiconductors said, “Internships and mentoring are fantastic tools to build a strong and diverse talent pipeline. They provide students the opportunity to not only gain some real-world experience and expand their knowledge, but it’s also an opportunity to gain insight into NXP’s inclusive environment. Everyone involved in the process benefits from internships and mentoring.”

 Elsa Zambrano, SVP, HR Operations and Talent Acquisitions, NXP Semiconductors said, “This special program has the capability to build a diverse talent pipeline for the semiconductor industry at large. Women with their immense talent, patience and knowledge cannot be slowed down from chasing their semiconductor chip design dreams anymore. With the help of this program, NXP is mentoring the women graduates early and making them industry-ready with the required skill set.”

Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Vice President, and India Managing Director, NXP Semiconductors said, “India has one of the world’s youngest workforces and women comprise a significant portion. Through this structured scholarship and training program, we want to empower women at an early stage in their graduation level and mentor them diligently towards a successful career in this industry. NXP is committed to coaching every talented budding women engineer across the country and world at large and giving wings to their dreams”.

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