Advancing talent and research for the chip industry
Meeting the nation's semiconductor talent shortage.
As companies around the world launch plans to onshore semiconductor chip production, a new challenge is quickly being revealed—a national shortage of labor skilled in semiconductor technology.
Virginia Tech is stepping up to fill the talent and research pipeline by preparing students through a pioneering new Chips-Scale Integration program, infusing industry-inspired learning in the classroom and propelling use-inspired research.
IEEE fellows, 22 NSF Career Awardees, 4 DOD YIP Awardees - ECE faculty
institution for undergrad degrees awarded to women in engineering
ECE degrees conferred annually
Chips-Integration Degree: our strengths match the rapidly evolving needs of the semiconductor community.
The Chips-Scale Integration major caters to students who are seeking to harness advances in integrated digital and analog electronics to add greater functionality, improve performance, minimize power consumption, and expand applications. Students in this transformative program are collaborating across disciplines while learning from faculty and industry experts in manufacturing, chip design, packaging and power, and graduate ready to apply domain expertise in the highly complex field of systems design and integration and everything in between.
- a pioneering new Chips major for top talent,
- expanding professional masters degrees,
- robust doctoral programs to advance the bleeding edge of research and innovation, and
- a legacy of research with industry
Fusing research and education for futures of tomorrow.
From integrated circuits, to packaging and design, selected research and faculty highlight the depth and breadth of ECE.