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This course will give students practical experience with the building blocks of today’s electronic world—knowledge that will benefit the student no matter what they decide to pursue academically.  Students will receive hands-on experience on how to design and arrange semiconductors on a nanometer scale to perform a specific function.  Students will start with a blank canvas (semiconductor substrate) and learn how to take a specification through the entire design process—including foundry manufacturability.  Once complete, the student’s design will be sent to a foundry for fabrication.  Six months later we’ll host a class reunion and the students will be provided a development kit with their custom design etched in silicon--a testament to the student’s creativity and hard work and a milestone to be treasured for a lifetime.  No prior experience with hardware is necessary for this online course or the BWSI class.

Course Information
  • Type: Self-paced
  • Start Date: Jun 01, 2023
  • End Date: Aug 31, 2023
  • Duration: 13 Weeks
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