Newsflash: 2nd Quarter, 2012 Silicon wafer orders are up 2.3% compared to last year for the Semiconductor Industry (does not include solar applications) according to SEMI. This bodes well for our Microsystems Technician and engineering students. Wafer Fab construction is also on the rise.
The Southwest Center for Microsystems Education will be a sustainable resource center that identifies microsystems technician competencies, creates and disseminates educational materials and models, and provides professional development activities to develop a skilled microsystems workforce ready for research and development and industry manufacturing environments. By supporting the growth and enrichment of technician education programs, the SCME will improve the competitive position of established and emerging economic clusters.