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Training Future Engineers in the Semiconductor Metaverse

Could a metaverse of virtual fabs help close the semiconductor industry’s design and manufacturing skills gap?

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By George Leopold

What’s at stake:
New U.S. fabs will generate tens of thousands of jobs. The outsourcing of chip manufacturing and the decline in engineering graduates mean many can’t be filled by qualified candidates. Proponents of the virtual factory scheme claim they can attract newcomers to the profession by training them on extended-reality tools.

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