Can universities solve the semiconductor talent shortage?
Krushitha Reddy Thumukuntla recently earned a master’s degree in the Fulton Schools materials science and engineering program and completed studies for a graduate certificate in semiconductor processing. Those achievements make her a good candidate for employment in the U.S. as the country strives to rebuild its domestic semiconductor supply chain and decrease reliance on other countries for critical technology. That economic and strategic mission elevates the value of robust technology-related studies, particularly in engineering, at ASU and other major U.S. universities. Recent investments in Arizona by semiconductor manufacturers will help supply jobs for college graduates as well as put the national economy on a stronger foundation,