What comes after most semiconductor fabs are "OutSourced" to Asia? Major challenges in educating future RF/Analog IC designers in the U.S.

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Abstract

What comes after most state-of-the-art semiconductor Fobs are now moved to Asia? Would this trend fundamentally change the educational needs of students in the U.S. majoring in Electrical Engineering (E.E.)? This paper lists several major challenges for educating future RF/Analog Integrated Circuit (IC) Designers in the U.S in light of this "outsourcing" trend. The outline of a 3-quarter graduate-level RF/analog IC design series (ECE265ABC) that the author has been privileged to teach at UC San Diego (UCSD) will be discussed to address some of those specific challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2005 IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education, MSE '05 - Promoting Excellence and Innovation in Microelectronic Systems Education
Pages63-64
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education, MSE '05 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 13 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2005 IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education, MSE '05 - Promoting Excellence and Innovation in Microelectronic Systems Education
Volume2005

Conference

Conference2005 IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education, MSE '05
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period06/12/0506/13/05

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