SNU, Creates a ‘System Semiconductor Engineering for AI’ major with Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix (Chosunedu, 2020.04.24.)

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-Six departments in the College of Engineering and two departments in the College of Natural Sciences jointly create major

-80 students are selected annually… ”To raise next-generation semiconductor talents”

Seoul National University announced on the 24th that it created a ‘System Semiconductor Engineering for AI’ major with Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix last month.

Late last month, SNU signed an agreement with Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix on raising next-generation semiconductor talents. Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will aid the management of the new major based on this contract.

The new curriculum was jointly created by six departments from the College of Engineering (▲Electrical and Computer Engineering ▲Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ▲Nuclear Engineering ▲Materials Science and Engineering ▲Computer Science and Engineering ▲Chemical and Biological Engineering) and two from the College of Natural Sciences (▲Physics and Astronomy ▲Chemistry). Forty students are accepted each semester, adding up to eighty a year.

SNU hopes to produce next-generation semiconductor talents through thorough semiconductor education that utilizes the integration and exchange of knowledge from various fields of research.

The major provides training on not only semiconductor circuit and system design that is necessary for development of AI semiconductors used in AI, Big Data, IoT, and Smart Factories, but also applied software technology. The aim is to overcome the limitations of current semiconductor technology and to produce novel semiconductors.

Anyone who has finished two or more fall/spring academic terms within SNU’s undergraduate course may apply for the major. Students can apply regardless of their department. This semester. forty students were accepted. Forty students will also be accepted next semester.

Students of this major will be provided with ▲opportunities for internship in the industry ▲CES attendance and Silicon Valley trip opportunities for excelling students ▲lab training in semiconductor devices and circuits and system construction ▲participation of short-term educational programs on semiconductor design ▲special lectures from semiconductor experts both domestic and overseas ▲lab internship programs for undergraduate students.

SNU President Se-Jung Oh said, “We are happy to assist national growth by raising talents in the semiconductor field by creating a new major through collaboration with Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix. We hope that through this major, students will be provided with further educational opportunities and that we will able to produce creative intellectuals.”


Source: http://ee.snu.ac.kr/community/news?bm=v&bbsidx=50109
Translated by: Jee Hyun Lee, English Editor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, jlee621@snu.ac.kr