Microelectronic Engineering MS
May 21, 2023
Rochester Institute of Technology takes its place on international stage at G7 to advance semiconductor development
RIT is one of six U.S. universities named as part of an international partnership to improve competitiveness in computer chip design, development, and manufacturing. Micron Corp. and the National Science Foundation announced the partnership and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2023 G7 Summit in Japan.
May 20, 2023
America’s Semiconductor Boom Faces a Challenge: Not Enough Workers
The New York Times talks to Karl Hirschman, professor and director of the microelectronic engineering program, about enrollment in the program. (This content requires a subscription to view.)
February 20, 2023
Ni awarded NSF CAREER funding to develop advanced computer memory and devices
Kai Ni, assistant professor of electrical and microelectronic engineering, was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to improve computing memory through the use of ferroelectric materials and capacity.
February 10, 2023
Onsemi to donate $500,000 to RIT to further semiconductor educational initiatives
Intelligent power and sensing technology corporation onsemi announced funding to Kate Gleason College of Engineering to support educational programming and research in advancing today’s semiconductor industry.
February 1, 2023
Upcoming changes will advance semiconductor research
RIT is building upon its successful history of semiconductor development and research through an expansion to its cleanroom facility with help from New York state.
November 18, 2022
Chips 101 showcases RIT and Upstate NY skills in computer chip development and manufacturing
Becoming the Silicon Valley of the Northeast may have as much power as the computer chips that will soon be designed and developed in the upstate New York region. The recent Chips 101 event, hosted by RIT on Nov. 16, kept to that premise. More than 50 regional government and corporate representatives learned how computer chips are designed and manufactured—and how universities, government, and workforce development initiatives will contribute to this area.
October 31, 2022
Professor Santosh Kurinec honored with IEEE distinguished service award
RIT microelectronic engineering Professor Santosh Kurinec was recently honored as the IEEE’s 2022 William Terry Distinguished Service awardee. Given to a member of the IEEE’s Northeast Region 1, the award highlights an individual’s dedication and service to the engineering profession.
July 29, 2022
‘Cautiously optimistic:’ RIT professor discusses chip bill
WROC-TV talks to Robert Pearson, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering, about a bill to boost the semiconductor industry.
May 11, 2022
Powering the future
Supply chain disruptions and a strong demand for consumer electronics during the pandemic led to a global chip shortage. The shortage has highlighted the need to strengthen the domestic semiconductor industry and has put a new emphasis on microelectronic engineering education.
April 12, 2022
Computer chip technology aligns with RIT’s microelectronic engineering program growth
Research findings and signs of computer chip industry demands were the top subjects at the 40th Annual Microelectronic Engineering Conference April 8 at RIT. With indications of growth and novel functions being developed, there were also discussions of the pressing need for even more skilled workers in the field to sustain that expected growth.
February 3, 2022
Semiconductors at RIT: What they are, how their lab makes them, and how they teach them
WROC-TV talks to Sean Rommel, professor and director of the microelectronic engineering program, and Michael Jackson, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering, about semiconductors.
August 18, 2021
Podcast: The Supply Chain Struggles to Send Semiconductors
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 51: Complex manufacturing processes of semiconductors and growing demands along the global supply chain for computer chips is impacting numerous industries. Robert Pearson, professor of microelectronic engineering, and Steven Carnovale, assistant professor of supply chain management, discuss how the semiconductor supply chain has been disrupted.