Singapore’s 5M$ wafer fab training program funding

The Economic Development Board (EDB) has recently announced that it will invest over $5 million over the next three years into a program, Wafer Fabrication Specialist Manpower Program, designed to groom more wafer fabrication experts at local universities; aim is 300 new engineers to meet the chip industry demand.

The funds jointly contributed by the government and industry, would be used to provide monthly stipends of up to $710 to engineering undergraduates specializing in wafer fabrication in their final years of study at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.

With more & diverse career options available to the students and the emerging of newer semiconductor/microelectronics hotbeds in the region, this program may help to address the manpower gap faced by the industry.

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