Xilinx, an Edinburgh University spin-out, underlines IT sector skill shortages in the UK.

Chip maker Xilinx has said that it is struggling to recruit UK IT sector workers for its Edinburgh base.

The firm, which started life as a spin-out from Edinburgh University in 1989, said that it was forced last year to recruit graduates from Europe after failed attempts to draw staff from the local university population.

Despite high demand from the telecommunications sector for Xilinx’s products, the firm said that its inability to recruit from inside the UK highlights a skills…

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