The primary goal of the Nanoelectronics Workforce Development Initiative was to design education and training tools to increase skill levels of nano workers at all education levels, from associate degree technicians to Ph.D.-level researchers. The following organizations worked in partnership to create these tools:
SEMATECH is the world’s catalyst for accelerating the commercialization of technology innovations into manufacturing solutions. By setting global direction, creating opportunities for flexible collaboration, and conducting strategic R&D, SEMATECH delivers significant return on investment to semiconductor and emerging technology partners.
ATDF merged with SVTC Technologies in late 2007 to provide novel-silicon development customers access state-of-the-art, IP-secure development fabs – in San Jose, California, and Austin, Texas – with a full complement of 200 mm (8-inch) and 300 mm (12-inch) advanced CMOS and MEMS fabrication equipment, designed to speed the development of best-of-class solutions.
Austin Community College District is the eighth largest community college in the nation and a primary engine for workforce development in Central Texas. ACC maintains close relationships with semiconductor and other high-tech industries in the region, offering multiple degree programs supporting this economic sector.