Saturday, May 11, 2024

IISc, In Partnership With Lam Research, Successfully Concludes Pilot To Upskill Engineers In Semiconductor Fabrication Technology

* Validates the use case for SemiverseTM Solutions as a viable tool to upskill Indian semiconductor manufacturing workforce ahead of national rollout.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) today announced the successful conclusion of its pilot to upskill engineers in semiconductor fabrication technology. Announced in partnership with Lam Research, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to Washington D.C. in July 2023, the pilot incorporated Lam’s Semiverse Solutions™ portfolio to train 32 MTech and PhD students at IISc’s Center for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE).

Three students from the cohort, run along with Lam Research, have been offered placements at leading global semiconductor manufacturing companies. Last year, IISc partnered with Lam Research to develop a customized course offering for Indian universities utilizing Lam’s Semiverse Solutions virtual fabrication software. After the successful pilot, IISc and Lam Research have signed an MoU with the India Semiconductor Mission to scale the program nationally. The plan is to upskill a targeted 60,000 engineers over the next 10 years via the broad rollout of Semiverse Solutions.

“With three of the pilot’s participants already placed in a global tier-1 semiconductor manufacturing companies, we are confident about the broad rollout of the course and its impact,” said Professor Srinivasan Raghavan, Chair of the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering at IISc.

As part of the pilot, students got a chance to train on SEMulator3D®, a powerful 3D semiconductor process and integration modelling software that is part of the Semiverse Solutions platform. The program is used by the world’s largest semiconductor companies, manufacturers, and foundries to model complete process flows and predict downstream ramifications of process changes that would otherwise require build-and-test cycles in the fab. Using SEMulator3D® helped students learn to develop process flows and perform automated virtual experiments not feasible in the actual fabs at significantly lower cost, and environmental impact.

"A successful pilot lays the foundation for further expansion of the Semiverse™ learning platform across the country. We believe in the democratization of specialized semiconductor knowledge and are excited to support the scaling of the semiconductor industry in India," stated Rangesh Raghavan, Corporate Vice President and General Manager at Lam Research India.

Lam India has been a part of CeNSE’s Industry Affiliate Program (IAP) since 2014 and is continuously engaging with the centre to collaborate on multiple innovative projects to advance the state of semiconductor technologies.

About CeNSE

The Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) focuses on interdisciplinary research and education in the broad area of nano-scale science and technology, covering topics such as nanoelectronics, devices, materials, micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems, bio- and nanophotonics, bio-electronic interfaces and integrated small-scale systems. In addition to the research programs of the core faculty, the Centre runs an interdisciplinary research and training program involving more than 50 faculty members from various departments of engineering and basic science at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The Centre has state-of-the-art nanofabrication and characterization facilities to enable the development of cutting-edge nanoscale technologies for various applications.

About The Indian Institute of Science

IISc, ranked No:1 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), was founded in 1909 as a result of the joint efforts of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Government of India, and the Maharaja of Mysore. Over the 105 years since its establishment, IISc has become the premier institute for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India. Beginning with 2 departments and 21 students in 1911, today IISc has over 40 departments, units, or centres, 3500 students, and about 500 academic and scientific staff, supported by 600 administrative personnel. Out of this population of students, about 2200 are in various PhD programs, almost 900 are enrolled for various Masters degrees, whereas about 400 are registered in the newly established, research oriented, four-year Bachelor of Science (Research) programme, of which the first batch graduated in 2015.

About Lam Research

Lam Research Corporation is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. Lam's equipment and services allow customers to build smaller and better performing devices. In fact, today nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology. We combine superior systems engineering, technology leadership, and a strong values-based culture, with an unwavering commitment to our customers. Lam

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