Changing the World with Chips

How to Start Your Journey Towards a Purdue Semiconductor Credential

Purdue has developed two opportunities for students interested to learn more about the microelectronics industry and pursue a semiconductor concentration, minor, or certificate.

The Changing the World with Chips - Introduction to Semiconductors is an interactive, seminar based, one-credit hour course to introduce semiconductor technology, its role in our life, impact, and career opportunities to science and engineering students.

Every week there will be one fifty-minutes session where industry representatives will discuss relevant semiconductor products, company profiles, career prospects, and answer questions from students. The course is open to students from the College of Engineering, School of Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Physics and Math.

ENGR 10301 - Introduction to Semiconductors Course Flyer (PDF)

Changing the World with Chips 2024

For the speakers and lectures for 2024, please see below:

Date Course Title Sponsor/Instructor
10-Jan New Era of Semiconductor Electronics Professor Mark Lundstrom
17-Jan Semiconductor Equipment ASML
24-Jan Why GPUs are Driving the Artificial Intelligence Era NVIDIA
31-Jan Business Basics in Semiconductors Microchip
7-Feb TSMC
14-Feb Western Digital
21-Feb Intel
28-Feb Lam Research
6-Mar Analog Device
13-Mar spring break
20-Mar Apple
27-Mar GlobalFoundries
3-Apr SK Hynix
10-Apr Synopsys
17-Apr AMD
24-Apr Reflect, Next steps

Changing the World with Chips 2023

For the speakers and lectures from 2023, please see below: