University students who focus on semiconductor design will be able to manufacture semiconductors

Ministry of Science and ICT launches ‘My Chip Manufacturing Pilot Service’

It opened the way for college students majoring in semiconductor design to make the semiconductors I designed.

The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) announced on the 1st that it will begin in earnest the ‘Semiconductor Design Verification Infrastructure Revitalization Project’.

The Ministry of Science and ICT is starting a pilot project for ‘Design Validation Service for Nurturing Discrete Semiconductor Design Talent’. A semiconductor son (factory) operated by ▲Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), ▲Seoul National University, and ▲Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) will participate in batch production (foundry).

By using this service, undergraduate and graduate students focusing on semiconductor design can have the opportunity to produce and verify chips they have designed. If you apply for production, a son operated by a third party provides foundry services. Semiconductor chips are made using 300nm complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology. Complete the packaging and distribute it to students.

Meanwhile, in reality, manufacturing student-designed chips was not easy. ▲Price ▲Waiting time ▲Feedback became a barrier to ordering from existing foundries. In addition, they had to learn the Process Design Kit (PDK) of these foundries separately.

My chip manufacturing service plans to provide a test service once in the fourth quarter. The aim is to serve more than 6 to 12 times a year between 2024 and 2027. It is expected that more than 500 to 1000 students in related majors will be able to benefit each year.

Science and ICT Minister Lee Jong-ho said, “In a situation where there is fierce competition for supremacy in semiconductor technology, cultivating semiconductor talent is very important. .

In the meantime, applications for the pilot service can be made at the Nanoin National Infrastructure Council.

The Elec = Reporter Yoon Sang-ho

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