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Pioneering a learning partnership: the University of Texas, SPIE, and the federal government together extend a hand to semiconductor manufacturers
Author(s): Meg Karakekes; Ray T. Chen

Paper Abstract

Semiconductors (the process of making computer chips) is the most competitive component of the electronics industry. To stay competitive, semiconductor manufacturers need employees who continually learn. In an industry in which the knowledge base turns over every three years, keeping engineering professionals on the cutting edge is a challenge. This paper specifically examines the first year activity and outcomes of a regionally based pilot program serving the continuing eduction needs of semiconductor manufacturing engineers. The experimental program's success depends on effective partnering among The University of Texas, The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), the Federal Government, organizations representing displaced engineers, and semiconductor manufacturers in the Southwest.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2525, 1995 International Conference on Education in Optics, (13 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224039
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Meg Karakekes, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2525:
1995 International Conference on Education in Optics
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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