In the news: ‘Ohio State University preparing students to fill shortage in semiconductor workforce’

Posted: June 23, 2023

Fox News recently visited the Nanotech West Lab to learn how The Ohio State University is preparing to meet the demand of a forecasted labor shortage in the U.S. semiconductor industry.

Check out the article and video linked below to peek inside Nanotech West Lab’s state-of-the-art cleanroom and hear from Peter Mohler, interim executive vice president for research, innovation and knowledge at Ohio State, Steven Ringel, IMR executive director and Distinguished University Professor, and Rachel Adams, a doctoral student in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Intel Corporation last year broke ground on a project to ultimately build two new, leading-edge chip factories in Central Ohio.

The need for talent in semiconductor fabrication-related fields has never been greater.

Ohio State responded by continuing to build on its existing strengths in research, education and collaborative partnerships. Ohio State recently announced a new undergraduate minor and seven new graduate and undergraduate certificate programs. Additionally, Ohio State leads the Midwest Semiconductor Network, which includes more than 30 institutions of higher education that are partnering to address needs in semiconductor and microelectronics across the U.S.

The Institute for Materials and Manufacturing Research (IMR), which operates Nanotech West Lab, also operates the Intel-funded Center for Advanced Semiconductor Fabrication Research and Education (CAFE), a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary education and research center to advance the fabrication and development of semiconductors and next-generation device technologies.


Story by Mike Huson, IMR communications coordinator.


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