effort saves millions for company
An RIT engineering
student is credited with helping a semiconductor firm save as
much as $10 million a year.
Burcak Guclu, fourth-year
industrial and systems engineering major, helped develop an algorithm
that improves computer-wafer fabrication yield at Infineon Technologies
Richmond. Guclu and her group received Infineons Technical
Excellence Award for significant technical contributions and solutions.
I had the opportunity
to work with very talented and professional engineers, Guclu
says of her on co-op job with the advanced process control group
of the Virginia-based firm. It was a very rewarding experience.
had a major impact not only for Infineon Technologies Richmond
but for the whole memory products business division, says
Steven Ward 88, Infineons director of statistical
process and technology ramp, a graduate of RITs microelectronic
engineering program. The RIT co-op program has consistently
provided highly motivated students who are able to work on main
projects independently and as team players that has resulted in
beneficial results for Infineon Technologies.