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Careers in Microelectronic Engineering

Microelectronics fabrication today probably employs the most highly trained engineering workforce of any manufacturing industry. As the density of integrated circuits rises (and therefore device feature size decreases) and as industry shifts to large wafer sizes, the complexity of microelectronic fabrication processes creates a demand for an ever more highly educated and trained workforce. The BS program in Microelectronic Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology has been designed to meet this critical need. Stanley Wolf, author and former professor at UCLA said in an article published by "Solid State Technology" magazine in December 1999,

"There is a shortage of engineering graduates, especially those from the pioneering and renowned IC manufacturing program at the Rochester Institute of Technology".

With the dawn of the new millennium, semiconductor technology has advanced into the deep submicron era (entering nanoscale regime) with new challenges and there is a critical need for engineering workforce to meet these challenges.

Major Employers of RIT Microelectronic Engineering Grads
  • Intel
  • Micron
  • IBM
  • Global Foundries
  • Texas Instruments
  • freescale
  • Analog Devices
  • Fairchild
  • ASML
  • Applied Materials
  • Tokyo Electron
  • HP

Recent Graduate Schools Joined by Microelectronic Engineering Grads
  • Cornell University
  • Stanford University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • RIT
  • Purdue University
  • Penn State University



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