SEMICONDUCTORS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are semiconductors?

Semiconductors are the foundation for all modern electronic and solid-state devices that exploit the properties of semiconductor materials to improve electronic technology.

What can graduates do with a semiconductors degree concentration?

Semiconductor device engineers manipulate semiconductor materials to build transistors, capacitors, wires, light-emitting diodes and semiconductor lasers — all of which are integrated into computer chips.

What makes Florida Poly’s Semiconductors concentration unique?

The Semiconductors concentration within the Electrical Engineering major provides graduates with a comprehensive foundation in device physics and electrical engineering, as well as hands-on experience in fabricating and prototyping your own applications for these small but powerful components.

Course Highlights: What you need to know

Industry Facts

  • Devices use polymeric and molecular semiconductors.
  • Silicon is a natural semiconductor.
  • Semiconductors used in magnetic memory.
  • Semiconductors improve wireless devices.
  • Courses

  • Computer Programming
  • Circuits
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra
  • Economic Benefits

  • Employment estimated at 369,700 jobs.
  • Sales reached $74.65 billion in 2013.
  • FL has 3rd highest avg wages in conductor processing.
  • FL ranked 8th in overall conductor employment.
  • Top Employers

  • Intel
  • Harris Corporation
  • Texas Instruments
  • Jabil
  • “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida has the third highest average wages in semiconductor processing, and is ranked eighth in overall semiconductor employment. Students entering the electrical engineering field with a concentration in semiconductors, will be prepared to manipulate materials to build transistors, capacitors, wires and light-emitting diodes. ”