GlobalFoundries and Georgia Tech join forces to advance semiconductor innovation

GlobalFoundries (GF) and Georgia Tech have announced a strategic agreement to collaborate on semiconductor research and development. The partnership aims to expand research opportunities for students and advance semiconductor innovation. The two entities will work together to prepare and train a new generation of young people for careers in the semiconductor industry.

The partnership will include developing new educational, engagement, and research opportunities for students, curriculum development, training programs, internships, and joint faculty/engineering exchanges. Additionally, GF and Georgia Tech will collaborate on outreach programs to inspire interest in semiconductors and highlight career opportunities in microelectronics. The partnership will also explore programs to enhance diversity and inclusion within the semiconductor workforce.

The collaboration will help GF to advance its differentiated technology portfolio, in partnership with leading academic, government, and industry collaborators. The partnership will also allow Georgia Tech to leverage GF’s complementary technology and talent resources to benefit the semiconductor industry and improve the human condition.

According to Gregg Bartlett, Chief Technology Officer of GF, partnering with top-tier universities like Georgia Tech on research and development allows the company to tap into a deep pool of academic talent and technical expertise and bring new ideas and insights to the forefront of its work. He added that the collaboration aims to push the boundaries of what is possible in feature-rich semiconductor technology.

Semiconductor research is a top priority for Georgia Tech and the nation, as it develops innovative solutions that improve manufacturing and support national and state economies. The partnership with GF will enable Georgia Tech to contribute to the advancement of semiconductor innovation while preparing a new generation of young people for careers in the industry.

The collaboration will also include proposals for support from the US government through the CHIPS and Science Act funding. The partnership is a step towards advancing the semiconductor industry, and its benefits will be felt for years to come.

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