'Exit interview' with Carlo Bozotti of STMicroelectronics : Page 7 of 7

June 13, 2018 // By Peter Clarke
Carlo Bozotti retired as president and chief executive officer of STMicroelectronics NV at the end of May 2018 after 41 years and 4 months at the company.

eeNews: What next for Carlo Bozotti?

Carlo Bozotti: I plan to work 90 days a year. I will work for an investment fund supporting mid-sized companies and maybe have a couple of board participations. I am already on the board of BE Semiconductor Industries. I have declined some offers. I would do nothing to conflict with ST.

Then I want to take a step up in playing piano, and jazz piano in particular. But that takes lessons and practice. I would like to play in a group. I will spend some time on my farm, which is managed by one of my sons, and do more sport. I already do walking and hiking but there is also bike riding. And for the hills my bike has a Bosch engine with a BCD chip in the motor and, as recommended by doctors, swimming.

eeNews: If you had one piece of advice for somebody starting their technology career, today what would it be?

Carlo Bozotti: If that person was in high school I would encourage them toward STEM [science, technology, engineering and maths]. We need more engineers and technical activity is a place where Europe can lead.

If they are looking for a job, I would say take a job in technology. I don't think it matters whether it is in hardware or software. These things go together now into an application.

There is certainly a difference between working in creation of technology and where technology is used. While creating technology is exciting, career opportunities there may be more limited. I would encourage a new engineer to focus on the area where technology is used and there are great opportunities in Europe in the most innovative industrial and automotive applications.

eeNews: Thank you and good luck.

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