Cultivating the Next-Gen Semiconductor Workforce (.PDF Download)

July 6, 2022
Purdue University launches new initiatives aimed at bolstering the nation’s semiconductor and microelectronic engineering workforces.

As the global semiconductor shortage rages on and demand for technical talent surges, the number of chip-related degrees earned by American students has remained stagnant since the 1990s. To keep up with developments like the CHIPS Act—which has yet to be signed into law but is focused on building out domestic semiconductor capabilities—Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology says about 27,000 new positions in semiconductor and related component manufacturing will need to be filled over the next decade.

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