As the technological landscape evolves, semiconductors are the backbone behind new, advanced devices, leading to a growing demand for skilled semiconductor engineers. Deloitte predicts the global industry will need to fill over 1 million additional semiconductor jobs by 2030, equivalent to 100,000 jobs annually, making workforce development programs increasingly vital to modernize our society.
The CHIPS Act set a fire under semiconductor companies to ensure education and training programs align with rising industry needs, leading to top companies prioritizing workforce development programs. In addition to properly preparing students for the real world, these programs help diversify and strengthen the workforce, attract more professionals to semiconductor careers, and expand the talent pool to achieve economic goals.
By enabling access to cutting-edge technologies, developing shared programs, and partnering on advanced collaborations, Synopsys Academic & Research Alliances (SARA) is helping to fulfill the industry’s needs by supporting universities to build a diverse semiconductor workforce ready to invent the technology of the future. SARA’s University Software Program enables academic institutions to access cutting-edge technology, training, and classroom materials to advance their education and fundamental research with the intent to prepare highly skilled graduates. Synopsys also recognizes the driving force of researchers in the semiconductor industry and has formed research alliances with key universities.
Spanning several regions, Synopsys has passionate individuals spearheading each program and partnership to drive the industry forward by educating professors, industry professionals, and students. Read on to learn more about SARA’s workforce development activities.