The cooperation of academic institutions and high-tech companies is the key to the development of the whole semiconductor industry as the latter is experiencing shortage of qualified personnel under the developing conditions. Satisfying hunger in this direction is the order of the day new initiative ASML company and one of the universities of the Netherlands, which will start joint training of specialists for the European industry.
ASML is the world’s leading manufacturer of lithographic scanners, its companies are concentrated in the south of the Netherlands, and the Technical University of Eindhoven expects to produce up to 40 specialists with scientific degrees in technical fields related to nanomaterials, photonics and quantum computing annually with the help of a specially created research center. The new research center, which is being built with the participation of ASML, will cost several hundred million dollars and will be equipped with a so-called “clean room” for experiments in the field of lithography.
In total, the new research center will be able to accommodate around 500 specialists and ASML itself will actively use it for training. At the same time, the involvement of Dutch scientists in such activities will allow the company to advance in specialized research. In the south of the country, where ASML and the university are located, economic growth rates have been higher than in the rest of the Netherlands over the past decade.