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About SEMI University

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SEMI University is SEMI's on-line learning platform. SEMI University provides best-in-class, semiconductor-focused technical, business and professional training for members and non-members. We are partnering with established content providers such as Semitracks and UL Solutions to deliver knowledge and expertise and continue to evaluate other partner opportunities to enrich the SEMI University curriculum. 

SEMI University delivers training online through Absorb, its new Learning Management System (LMS). 

  • Basic Electronics  
  • EHS, PPE and Workplace Safety  
  • Handling Hazardous Materials  
  • New Technology, e.g., Flexible and Printed Electronics  
  • Quality and Reliability  
  • Semiconductor Electronics and Processing 

SEMI University is planning to add certifications soon.

Courses will range from $20 to $900. Discounts will be available to SEMI members and validated students. We will also have company subscriptions available for purchase.  If you are interested in a company subscription, please contact us at

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Accessing SEMI University

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The website can be found at

  • Google Chrome (Desktop/Tablet/Mobile
  • Microsoft Edge (Desktop)
  • Firefox (Desktop)
  • Safari (macOS/iOS)
  • Android (Tablet/Mobile)

Note: Microsoft Internet Explorer is NOT supported.
For an optimal experience with our Training System, you will need an Internet connection with at least 256 Kbps and the Adobe Flash Player ActiveX version 19 or higher for the Adobe Flash Player Plug-in version 19 or higher for Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera.

The availability of the login service to users in China is likely affected by the changes the Chinese government makes to the Great Fire Wall of China (GFW), in addition to the quality of internet service/local proxy.

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SEMI University: Learning Management System


We do not support running the application in multiple browsers or windows. Doing this may result in unexpected application behavior. Changing your browser cookies can cause issues with execution of running the Learning Management System program.

Click the Forgot password link and follow the instructions to receive an email to reset your password.

Click on the Need Help icon and fill out a form to send us a message

Go to the course catalog at to view all courses. To enroll click on the ADD TO CART button. You must check the box for acknowledging the SEMI University Terms and Conditions and fill in your name and email address before checking out.

Two notifications will be received when you enroll in a course.

  • One will be sent to your registered email address on your profile.
  • The other will be located under Messages in your profile.
  • To find a transcript go to the upper right-hand corner of your screen and click on the hamburger menu.
  • Next click on Profile
  • Click on the Messages tab
  • Then select system Messages

Click on the SEMI University Logo in the upper left-hand corner.

Click on the My Courses icon to find courses you are enrolled in.

Click on the My Courses icon to find the course you want to resume and click on the Resume button.

Click on the X in the upper right-hand corner to exit out of the course. Then click the button

Click on the Need Help icon or go to and fill out a form to send us a message.

  • To find a transcript go to the upper right-hand corner of your screen and click on the hamburger menu.
  • Then scroll down to the word Transcript. There you will have the ability to print your transcript.

You can access your completed courses by going to upper right-hand corner of your screen and clicking on the hamburger menu. Then navigate to your Transcript to find your completed courses.

Click on the Need Help icon or go to and fill out a form to send us a message.

You will need to repurchase the course to gain entry back into the course. Course enrollments are valid for one year.


General Semiconductor FAQ

Semiconductor manufacturing is the process of creating very small electronic circuits which are the backbone of all modern electronic products, such as computers and mobile phones.  Manufacturing semiconductors is done in a fabrication facility (fab), specificallly in an ultra-clean setting. It's a compex, global business with annual sales of ~US $600B.

You can learn about semiconductors by searching the internet, for example, Wikipedia and by visiting YouTube. Both 2 year and 4 year colleges offer curriculum focused on semiconductor manufacturing. More information is available from the SEMI Foundation and online courses are available including those from SEMI U.

For entry-level equipment operator and technician employment a high school degree is needed. Prior training as a maintenance or repair technician or in a factory floor setting would be a good background. A two-year college degree in an industrial field would be considered an asset.

For professional positions in marketing, sales or finance, a college degree is required and an advanced degree, e.g., MBA, is preferred. Prior experience in technology companies would be valuable.
For professional positions in engineering, manufacturing or research, a STEM degree (e.g., electrical engineering, chemical engineering, physics) is required and advanced degrees up to and including the PhD level are are preferred.