Micron recognizes the need to prepare the talents of tomorrow for a job scape that is increasingly being defined by the trends of 5G, IoT and Industry 4.0. As a strong advocate of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, we work closely with tertiary institutions and universities worldwide to prepare students for the future demands of the industry by engaging them in projects that tackle real-life issues and broaden their perspectives.
Micron Singapore was delighted to be one of 20 companies showcasing our success in this area at the inaugural Electronics Industry Day held at Tampines Wafer Fab Park on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Organized by JTC, the event was graced by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education, Mr. Chee Hong Tat. Our autonomous vehicle (AV), the result of a collaborative project with interns from the National University of Singapore (NUS), was a key exhibit that aimed to interest students in the electronics sector by enabling them to visualize how semiconductor memory makes concepts like autonomous transport a reality.
Highlighting our autonomous vehicles
Our AV project was spotlighted as a successful collaboration between companies and institutes of higher learning. With support and guidance from Micron engineers, the initial team of four NUS undergraduates developed the autonomous vehicle in just 24 weeks. None of the team members possessed any prior industrial experience of AV technology. The vehicle was developed purely by applying academic and fundamental engineering knowledge. The AV collects and processes about 1GB of real-time data per minute and is essentially a “data center on wheels.” Project team members were also at the booth to share their experiences.
The AV project was inspired by our vision to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and to use self-driving, autonomous vehicles on the Fab 10 campus. Apart from demonstrating how Micron’s memory supports and drives innovation that accelerates intelligence, it was also an opportunity for Micron to help develop the engineering talent of tomorrow.
Also featuring other Micron initiatives
At the Micron booth, we also exhibited several of our smart manufacturing initiatives, which are key enablers of productivity and efficiency in our processes. One was the pattern recognition initiative, which consistently identifies and analyzes systematic failures from the huge volumes of images captured during wafer processing and brings benefits such as early detection of inline defects, improved wafer yield and increased revenue. Exposure to these enablers gave students a glimpse into the advanced technologies of the future. It was all hands on deck as team Micron, together with some of the NUS interns, rallied to support the half-day event. Our experience at Electronics Industry Day was a true team effort!
Collaborating with engineering talent
Micron’s smart manufacturing initiatives
Celebrating our team members
Micron team member, Khairunnisa Binte Zulkifli, manufacturing senior engineer, was selected by JTC to share her experience working as a young engineer. We are proud of our team members who exemplify the value of collaboration and continue to support them in their development and growth with us. Because Micron is committed to nurturing talent within its organization, we provide opportunities for on-the-job training locally and overseas, reskilling, and upgrading through our continuous education program.
It was a momentous first Electronics Industry Day, and we look forward to supporting the event in the years to come, with the rise of new applications and technologies presenting exciting opportunities for the industry.