What's Next for Microelectronics Education - Editorial
With funding for services like MOSIS shrinking and industry demanding more diverse skills, the microelectronics education infrastructure—indeed that of engineering education in general—is under intense pressure to change. But change without organization and a concrete implementation plan could be disastrous. Participants from academia, government, and industry met to discuss the best way for change to take place and just what is required to make it happen. D&T thanks participants James Aylor (University of Virginia), Joseph Cavallaro (Rice University), Bernard Courtois (CMP), Jason Feinsmith (Xilinx), Robert Hodson (Christopher Newport University), John Hines (US Air Force Wright Laboratories), Cesar Pina, (the MOSIS Service), and Michael Smith (University of Hawaii). We also thank moderator Don Bouldin (University of Tennessee), D&T associate editor Kaushik Roy (Purdue) who organized the event, and the Microelectronic Systems Education Conference, which sponsored it.