How does the MATEC Curriculum relate to the SEMATECH Curriculum?
In 1993, the SEMATECH Technician
Training Curriculum Task Force initiated a two-year project "to set benchmark
standards in a common language for the development and delivery of education and training
for the semiconductor manufacturing workforce". At the 1995 SEMATECH Technician
Training Workshop, the Task Force delivered a final comprehensive report profiling
technical occupations in the industry and outlining the design, development and
implementation of a two-year associate-degree program in semiconductor manufacturing that
could be adapted to the various occupations. In 1997 the Curriculum
Task Force concluded its work and recommended that the curriculum be
transferred to MATEC for continued upgrading, development and
The full report is available in PDF format (5.6MB). Click here for the report.
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