Saturday, January 19, 2013

GSA Executive Forum, Silicon Valley, CA, US on September 25, 2013

It is always good to be active in our profession. I understand the importance of not only working day to day within my Executive Technology Recruiting Company, but the importance of keeping up to speed with our lightening fast changing profession.

This GSA Executive Forum (September 25, 2013 in Silicon Valley) is one that may be worth attending. It brings together over 150 C-level executives from the semiconductor and technology industry and will feature some of the world's foremost speakers address topics such as US competitiveness and innovation.

The challenges and strengths of our Semiconductor world are the same....It's fast past ever evolving technology! As the world demands for better, faster, more efficient technology we scurry to keep up to meet this demand.

It is a blessing to operate Analog Solutions, and Executive Technology Recruiting Firm. As, I am able to meet with some of the most innovative and brightest individuals on the globe that help facilitate this demand. Thank you to all the qualified candidates and to our loyal clients for allowing us to be a part of this amazing industry.

If you want to learn more about the GSA Executive Forum, click here!

Gary Fowler, Executive Technology Recruiter, Analog Solutions, Semiconductor Industry, Angela Hood, Shane Todd, Shawn Fowler

Sunday, January 13, 2013


I found this post interesting about how the big companies within the Silicon Valley can 'buy' anything, (even try to "buy out" Hollywood) as they have all the money. Article and text below by

Silicon Valley conquers Hollywood, part 3 — think small, not big

The tech companies have all the money. Between them Amazon, Apple, Google, Intel and Microsoft have $300 billion in cash and no debt — enough capital to buy anything. Apple all by itself could buy the entire entertainment industry, though anti-trust laws might interfere.
Right now these companies are not trying to buy the entertainment industry but to buy access to content and audiences. Their primary goal is disintermediation of cable and broadcast TV networks. The vision held by all is of Americans sitting in our homes buying a la carte videos over the Internet and eating popcorn.

What I do know is the Analog and Semiconductor Industry makes things happen for the world and people that they want and demand to have happen. Digital data at the touch of a finger or click of a mouse. I don't for see that in the near future this would change. It is up to us to just try to keep up!

Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions, Executive Technology Recruiter

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!!

We finished 2012 with the fiscal cliff being temporarily resolved and a decent year for most semiconductor firms.  Let's hope 2013 is a strong year for our industry and the beginning of a lasting recovery for our economy.

We deserve better in Washington but that is a whole other topic of discussion!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season and we at Analog Solutions wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and prosperous New Year!

This is a great time of the year to personally reflect on your career and where it is headed.  It is the perfect time of the year to set new goals and plans as to how you may reach these career goals. For some it may involve a job change and for others it may involve striving for that long awaited promotion.

We are always here to be a good sounding board and partner in realizing your career potential so feel free to reach out to us anytime you feel the need or desire.  thanks again for all your support and recommendations over the years and we truly enjoy seeing our clients and candidates succeed both short and long term.

All the best,
Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions Executive Technology Recruiter