MANHASSET, NY -- SEMI has signed an agreement with Korea Polytechnic University to discover and cultivate quality talent for the LED and photovoltaic industries.
According to SEMI, for LEDs to reach their full potential, the manufacturing supply chain must collaborate on technology roadmaps and industry standards to reduce costs and spur innovation.
The Memo of Understanding signed by the two organizations launches a training program for LED manufacturing process technology.
KPU is a government-run institution which was created near major industrial parks to produce outstanding industrial engineers and improve the nation's competitive edge in industrial technology through active cooperation between university and industries.
The two organizations will jointly develop the curriculum which will be based on both theoretical and practical training. The program will provide opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the LED manufacturing process technology using KPU LED facilities and equipment.
The curriculum will reflect the current needs and trends of the industry, including input from the SEMI global network of more than 1,900 member companies worldwide.
In 2011, SEMI is offering LED events in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the U.S.
In addition, SEMI has standards task forces on sapphire wafers, carriers, assembly and automation.