May 3, 2005 – SEMI will introduce its “High Tech U” in Singapore next year. The program is a partnership among SEMI, local academic institutions, government, and semiconductor industry companies to introduce high school students to the science of making semiconductors and to career opportunities available within the high-tech industries. It will be the first High Tech U program to be held outside the US.
High Tech U was created by SEMI and is administered by the SEMI Foundation as a way of increasing student interest in science, math and careers in high technology. The highly interactive three-day curriculum includes hands-on experiments that demonstrate semiconductor manufacturing concepts and explain microchip logic, as well as sessions on educational pathways and career planning.
A planning group including representatives from Allegro Manufacturing, Hermes-Epitek Singapore, the Singapore Economic Development Board, and SEMI is finalizing details about Singapore host companies and locations.
George C.T. Lin, president of SEMI Southeast Asia, said, “This program complements other domestic educational priorities aimed at retaining this key competitive regional advantage.”