Here’s how Arizona is building a semiconductor workforce
As boosting semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S. has become a national priority, efforts are also springing up to develop the semiconductor workforce of the future. That includes investments in educating students in the skills needed in today’s high-tech industries. The major chip manufacturing company Intel is providing support through its Broadening Participation in Science and Engineering Higher Education grant program to Professors Trevor Thornton and Hongbin Yu, faculty members in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, part of the Fulton Schools. Yu is focusing on expanding offerings in semiconductor packaging courses at ASU and community colleges. Thornton’s work involves giving hands-on experience in building semiconductor technology to ASU and Maricopa Community Colleges students.