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Ten Reasons Why Companies Believe in the Power of SEMI High-Tech U (section 4)



"High Tech U reaffirmed the relevance of what I do in the classroom: preparing my students for high tech jobs. It opened my eyes to the wealth of resources that are available through the businesses in our own community. I had several students attend the High Tech U program last year and they came back fired up about engineering."

- Carol Gaumond, Science and Engineering Teacher, Glencoe High School, Hillsboro, Oregon

"This is the best professional development program I have ever experienced in my 16 years of teaching."

- Mark Kaercher, Math Teacher, Shaker High School, Latham, NY

"High Tech U is exactly the kind of hands-on, real world engagement students need to ignite that spark about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers. So many of our young people cannot comprehend how math and science are used in the work world and as a result, their interest in math and science rarely moves past the required courses in school. We are thrilled to have this opportunity for our youth and our community."

- Brandi Stewart-Wood, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council


SEMI HTU is viewed as an important program by a growing number of companies working in their local communities to help develop a high-tech workforce. For some, the work of the SEMI Foundation helps support their company's mission and community service objectives. Others have a deep commitment to the idea of helping expand possibilities for young people. No matter what the reason, all agree that SEMI HTU is an important endeavor that deserves their continued support.


Sponsors include:

Advantest, Agere, Air Products, Air Products Foundation, Albany Nanotech, Allegro, AMD, American Paper Converting, AMI Semiconductor, Analog Devices, Applied Materials, Arizona State University, Arizona State University Polytechnic, Arizona State University Skysong, ASE Singapore Pte Ltd, ASML, ASML Foundation, ATIC, Austin Community College, Avnet, BOCES, Bundesministerium für Verkehr Innovation, Canon, Center for Economic Growth (CEG), Chandler Gilbert Community College, Chartered Semiconductor, Clackamas Community College, Clark College, Colorado, Columbia Analytical Services, Columbia Machine, Computer History Museum, Corning, Cowlitz Economic Development Council, Cowlitz PUD, Cramer Fish Sciences, Dai Nippon Screen (DNS), Disco, Eastman Kodak, Ebara, Ecotech Recylicng, Elpida Memory, Employers Overload, ESI, Estrella Mountain Community College, Evergreen School District, EVGroup, Evident Technologies, Inc., Fab Owners Association, Ferrotec, FH Kärnten, FibreFederal Credit Union, Finger Lakes Community College, France, Fremont Bank, General Dynamics, General Electric, Glendale Community College, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG), Hakuto Co. Ltd, Hatakeyama Foundation, Hermes Epitek Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi Chemical, Hitachi High Technologies, Hi-Tech Council, Honeywell, Horiba STEC, HSBC, Hudson Valley Community College, IBM, Idaho State University, IDT, IEEE, Infineon, Infotonics Technology Center, Intel Corporation, International Rectifier, International Sematech, J.C. Kim, James & Rebecca Morgan Charitable Foundation , JEITA, Jet-Net, Kenichi Sekiya, KLA-Tencor, Kulicke and Soffa, Kumamoto Prefecture, Laboratory Science Institute, Lam Research Corporation, Liquid Packaging, Lower Columbia College, LSI Logic, Luth Communications, Maricopa Community Colleges, Meeco, Microchip, Mission College, MJC, National Semiconductor, NEC Electronics, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), NORPAC, Novellus, On Semiconductor, Philips, Pitney Bowes, Portland Community College, Portland Development Commission, Portland General Electric, Portland State University, Quad/Graphics, Referat für Frauen und Gleichbehandlung, Renesas Tech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Republic Polytechnic, Rochester Institute of Technology, Salt River Project (SRP), San Jose State University, Sandia, Santa Clara University, Saratoga Economic Development Agency, Saratoga Industrial Development Agency, Schenectady Community College, SEAJ, Selete, SEMI Austin Steering Committee, SEMI Japan, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Semiconductor Leading Edge Technologies Inc., Singapore, Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Polytechnic, Skillpoint Alliance, Soitec, SolarWorld, Sony Semiconductor, Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), Spansion, Stanford University, State University New York (SUNY) College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, STMicroelectronics, SuperPower, Suzuden, Taiyo Nissan, TEC-SMART, Teradyne, Texas Instruments, The Netherlands, Tokyo Electron (TEL), Translink, Tri-Quint Semiconductor, Ultratech, Inc, UMC, und Technologie Landesjugendreferat, Underwriters Laboratories Inc., United Arab Emirates, University of Arizona, University of Rochester, University of Washington, VWR, Wacker Siltronic, WaferTech, Washington, Washington State University, Weyerhaeuser, WIRED, Workforce Consortium for Emerging Technologies (WCET), WorkSystems Inc., Zafiropoulo Family Foundation

Educational sponsors include:

Arizona State University Polytechnic, Arizona State University Skysong, Clark College (Vancouver, WA), Estrella Mountain Community College (Avondale, AZ), INPG (Grenoble, France), Mission College (Santa Clara, CA), Portland Community College (OR), San Jose State University, University of Rochester (NY).

In addition to underwriting by High Tech U program sponsors, the Foundation received four generous donations of $100,000 from J.C. Kim, Representative Director and Chairman, Edwards Korea Limited, KLA-Tencor, Lam Research Corporation, and Ultratech has donated the gift of Ultratech stock.

  1. Technology is the Future
  2. High Tech U is Effective
  3. “Ah Ha!” — Students “Make the Connection”
  4. HTU Offers Relevant Curriculum
  5. Impressive Accomplishments
  6. HTU Replicators Maximize Resource Use
  7. Staying in Touch is Key
  8. Educators Are Enthusiastic about SEMI High-Tech U
  9. HTU Aligns with Sponsors’ Community Outreach Goals
  10. HTU Sponsorship Base is Growing

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