Semiconductor Technology Analyst

Physics, Chemistry, Material Science.

IDTechEx has exciting opportunities for applicants with a strong scientific background and genuine interest in business to join us as a Technology Analyst. 

IDTechEx Company Introduction
Learn about IDTechEx in this brief company introduction video.

As a Technology Analyst, you will assist companies large and small in understanding technically complex emerging technologies along with the associated commercial challenges and opportunities. Your analysis, forecasts, and insights will help our clients make strategic decisions on emerging technologies, such as bringing them from the laboratory to reality.

This specific role relates to our research programme on advanced semiconductors. Our research covers topics including advanced semiconductor packaging, semiconductor materials, semiconductor processing and more. The research cuts across all relevant technologies, equipment, materials and business models.

You will be given client-facing responsibilities from the very start and there will be ample opportunity to participate in a range of strategic business development and marketing activities.

There will be international travel - to learn and interpret the latest developments in your domain; to meet customers and innovative companies; to disseminate your knowledge and to promote IDTechEx at a global level. 

IDTechEx will facilitate your rapid personal and professional growth, including opportunities to develop towards project and people management.

Successful applicants who progress through the company will have the potential to become recognised as a leading, trusted name in the industry to enable them to become the reference point for companies seeking business intelligence and/or commercialisation advice. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess technology innovations and their commercial opportunity by conducting detailed research by a variety of methods, including interviews with innovators and adopters (by telephone and face-to-face), event attendance, patent analysis, tracking global trends and other methods.
  • Based on your direct interactions with people from global organisations, write profiles of organisations throughout the value chain, assessing them versus competitors and the market need for their solution.
  • Compile research into articles and reports, covering technology assessments; market insights; analysis of market opportunities and forecasts that you develop to quantify the opportunity.
  • Provide custom research to clients for their specific consulting requests, which can include assessment of their technology and market opportunity, strategic advice on market entry and due diligence.
  • Support colleagues in business development by demonstration of your topic knowledge to potential clients and determine their needs.
  • Actively promote IDTechEx and your own research by writing enticing articles summarising your research, delivering webinars, conducting video interviews, answering questions from media, delivering public presentations and helping to develop infographics.
  • Represent IDTechEx at international events and by visiting organisations, from introducing the company and what we do to presenting your work. You will be expected to present your research findings and strategic insights.
  • Assist other aspects of the business including training programs and developing topic-specific strategies.
  • Be proactive in helping our business development team win new opportunities and being a champion for the company.


  • A strong record of academic achievement, including A/A* A-Level Mathematics and an Undergraduate/Master's degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Material Science or other relevant subjects. A PhD is desirable but not essential.
  • Some technical/commercial experience is preferable, demonstrating skills such as engaging with customers/potential customers, meeting objectives, demonstration of commercial acumen etc.
  • A desire and drive to continuously learn about technology innovations, their real-world applications, market status and player activities.
  • Excellent ability to seek out and present compelling new information and articulate an analysis both verbally and in writing, with accompanying visuals (charts, infographics, etc.)
  • Be comfortable with calling and talking to many people in a business to business environment. Effectively question interviewees to compile research useful in assessing a particular technology or industry. 
  • Excellent capability to distill significant levels of information from multiple sources into clear, relevant analysis and conclusions. 
  • Strong attention to detail and quantitative problem-solving skills.
  • Experienced user of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be confident in giving technical presentations in front of an audience.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as having a collaborative attitude to your work. You will be expected to be part of a team and coach and motivate others when necessary. 
  • You must be able to commit to regular travel.
  • In addition to strong English language skills, it would be advantageous, but not necessary, to be proficient in another language, in particular Chinese, German, Japanese or Korean.


The position will be based in England, with the candidate initially working from home. 

Why become an IDTechEx Analyst?

IDTechEx sets itself apart by taking an analyst-centric approach. We invest considerably in our analysts and provide rapid personal and professional growth. Through activities such as delivering briefings to our customers, speaking at conferences, and interviews with journalists, IDTechEx analysts are developed into leading and trusted names in the industry.

Key benefits of becoming an IDTechEx Analyst:

  • Work at the forefront of technology innovation, with great scope to identify and engage with new topics
  • Direct contact from an early stage with leading global organisations: your work will make a difference
  • Investment in your training and professional development including management, leadership, presentation skills, software proficiency
  • International travel to East Asia, Europe and/or US 
  • Varied work: engage with clients, leading technology developers, write assessments, present and promote your work
  • Clear promotion path
  • Competitive pay with discretionary bonuses
  • Discretionary benefits including life insurance and private medical insurance
  • Pension scheme with employer contribution
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