The semiconductor industry lies at the heart of almost every technological innovation of our time. For those looking to delve into this fascinating world, my experience might serve as a guide.

My Education: Balancing Science and Commerce

My journey began at the IUT Chemical and Process Engineering in Lyon, where I gained a strong foundation in chemical engineering. This base opened the door to the semiconductor universe through an internship at CEA Leti for Entegris. Wishing to blend technology with business, I continued my studies at HYBRIA, merging technical expertise with commercial strategy.

My Adventure at Megatech

Megatech is a UK company with 30 employees, celebrating 50 years as a recognized distributor in the semiconductor sector. When I started this placement, I knew I was about to embark on a rewarding adventure. What I hadn’t anticipated was the depth and diversity of experience that awaited me.

One of the most significant tasks entrusted to me was the entire management of our presence at the European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference 2023 in Cambridge. This was a new event for Megatech. Beyond mere logistics, my role provided a deep dive into the semiconductor industry. The scientific aspect of this endeavor mainly revolved around product selection, leading me to deepen my knowledge through training sessions guided by experts in the field. This immersion granted me an insightful perspective on the intricacies and vastness of the semiconductor sector. On the commercial side, I developed a digital marketing and communication strategy. Merging my newfound technical knowledge with market needs, I crafted impactful campaigns to highlight our presence at the event.

The exhibition itself was a whirlwind of activities. Representing Megatech, attending various conferences on the latest innovations, interacting with diverse exhibitors, and capturing leads were central to my duties. Each conversation and every handshake brought me closer to a comprehensive understanding of the industry.

Following the bustle of the exhibition, I delved into the digital realm, revitalizing Megatech’s presence on LinkedIn and YouTube. Analysis, planning, and content creation became my daily companions. I discovered the power of digital storytelling and the significance of a professional platform like LinkedIn for a company’s growth.

Beyond tasks and projects, it was Megatech’s culture that resonated most with me. The sense that my work mattered, that my voice played a role in decision-making, allowed for my professional flourishing. Product training sessions, daily interactions with industry professionals, and the freedom to explore deepened my passion for the semiconductor realm.

Final Thoughts

Looking back, I recognize the transformative nature of this experience. Not only did it equip me with skills and technical knowledge, but it also ignited my inspiration to continue down this path. To anyone aspiring to progress in the world of semiconductors, I would say this: dive in without hesitation. It’s a constantly evolving sector, with each day ushering in a wave of innovations and challenges. Immersing oneself in this field means being at the heart of technological advancements shaping our future.

Erwan Amade

Erwan Amade is a 4th year student intern at Megatech.  At the age of 21,…

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