Core Facilities News - July 2024 - ASU at SEMICON West

  • 2024-07-01
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ASU Microelectronics

Engineers working in the AEP Core at the MacroTechnology Works


Arizona State University is spearheading efforts to revive America’s microelectronics industry, crucial for national security and economic strength. ASU is working with industry and government entities to enhance domestic semiconductor manufacturing by expanding the talent pipeline through the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. This initiative aligns with industry needs, as advised by ASU's Microelectronics Industry Council.

Our Economic Development and Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships teams will be attending the upcoming SEMICON West conference to share how we are advancing semiconductor manufacturing capabilities in the US.


The SEMICON West Conference

Moscone Center - where SEMICON West is held


SEMICON West is an important microelectronics event that brings the diverse global electronics supply chain together. At the convention, attendees will address the semiconductor ecosystem’s greatest opportunities and challenges through programs highlighting Market Intelligence, Standards, Sustainability, Workforce Development, Supply Chain Management and more. Photo courtesy SEMICON West Website

How SEMI member companies are creating a stronger world.


ASU at SEMICON West over the years

ASU at SEMICON West 2023


Over the last 20 years, ASU has attended SEMICON West to strengthen industry relationships, learn about new technologies and meet key personnel from partner organizations. They promote new research or inventions to attract clients to our Nanofabrication Cores. Attendees connect with equipment and materials vendors for lab expansion efforts, research technological trends and support the ASU booth. ASU staff find the conference rewarding and look forward to Phoenix hosting it in 2025.

ASU staff and faculty at SEMICON West 2023.


Teams work together to drive ASU's microelectronics initiatives

Southwest Advanced Prototyping (SWAP) Hub

SWAP Hub tour

Arizona State University leads the Southwest Advanced Prototyping (SWAP) Hub, one of eight regional innovation hubs under the Department of Defense’s Microelectronics Commons. Funded by a $39.8 million DoD investment, the SWAP Hub accelerates the development and production of critical microelectronics technologies. It aims to revitalize U.S. semiconductor manufacturing by focusing on transitioning research to production and building a skilled workforce.

How ASU is leading this DoD Microelectronics Commons Hub


Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships

Business people around a conference table

The Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships team creates opportunities for individualized, transformative and impactful collaborations. From enhancing workplace diversity to advancing R&D initiatives, they help organizations achieve their goals. Grace O’Sullivan, VP of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, says the "Corporate Innovation Labs offer unique collaboration opportunities for both ASU and industry partners, providing a testbed for rapid prototype and product development."

How corporate engagement is creating partnerships to drive innovation.


Economic Development

Business people looking at whiteboard

The ASU Economic Development team drives business attraction, retention and expansion strategies to boost the Greater Phoenix region's economy. Leveraging ASU's significant economic impact, they promote growth through initiatives like the semiconductor processing certificate, which provides strategic training and fosters industry partnerships in the microelectronics sector.

How Economic Development is helping industry grow.


ASU Core Research Facilities

A semiconductor wafer with ASU branding

The ASU Core Research Facilities offer advanced tools and expertise for device processing, characterization, development and fabrication across more than 45,000 square feet of clean room space. ASU NanoFab specializes in various electronics fields, providing state-of-the-art resources for research and industry partners. The Advanced Electronics and Photonics facility bridges the gap between innovation and product development, offering comprehensive electronics design, fabrication, testing and integration capabilities in a secure environment.

How Core Facilities are advancing semiconductor R&D.


This year at SEMICON West

ASU Booth info


The ASU team will have a booth at SEMICON West from July 9 – 11 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Join them to explore groundbreaking technologies transforming the microelectronics sector and enabling smart applications. They will be at booth 5574 by the Beer and Wine Garden to talk about the Department of Defense Microelectronics Commons and the Southwest Advanced Prototyping (SWAP) Hub, among other ASU microelectronics and semiconductor industry resources.

SEMICON West 2024 information.



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