【NCKU】2022 Innovative Semiconductor Summer School

Active Date

2022-08-26 ~ 2022-09-02

Apply Date

2022-07-28 ~ 2022-07-28


NCKU’s Academy of Innovative Semiconductor and Sustainable Manufacturing, newly founded with direct and strong support from the industry and the government, has robust research and development resources comparable globally to answer the urgent call for high-level R&D talents needed by the semiconductor industry in Taiwan and in most major economy bodies in the world. The Academy is proud and feels responsible for providing this introductory program for students who are interested in knowing this fundamentally important industry that supports our daily life in an era of chips and automation. The students will get a big picture of semiconductor supply chains and the core technologies involved in semiconductor manufacturing.
Other than core courses, we also provide Chinese class and Exploring Tainan for extra options to enable participants to immerse in a different culture background, in the meanwhile , witness the beauty of Tainan, the most ancient and historical city in Taiwan.



Date: Aug. 26th – Sep. 2nd, 2022
Application Deadline: July 24th, 2022
Number of Participants:  maximum of 30 participants
Format: on-campus and virtual (All courses are offered in English)


Courses Highlights

1. Core Courses (2 credits)

The Academy will offer this program with its most comprehensive selection of topics available. A course series with a theme on the essentials of semiconductor technology and supply chains will be delivered by both the Academy’s faculty and the industry experts from top-notch research centers and businesses in Taiwan for a balanced presentation of this subject. The topics will include IC design, techniques of nanomaterials and nanocomposites, fundamentals of device physics and fabrication, advanced packaging technology with AI, IoT, and 5G application, digital twin and IC packaging, and VLSI process integration and device measurement.  

*The transferability of credits received is determined by your home university. For those who need credit recognition, please consult the office of academic affairs of your university before your application. 


2. Research Institute/Company Visit

The program will arrange field trips to the key industrial hub of high-tech companies in southern Taiwan, Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), NCKU Research & Development Center at STSP, and local points of interest nearby. In addition, tours to Taiwan semiconductor Research Institute (TSRI) will be delivered by the invited research experts of the institute. TSRI is part of the National Applied Research Laboratories, is a consolidation of the National Chip Implementation Center (CIC) and National Nano Device Laboratories (NDL) and provides the integrated research environment for related fields of study in Taiwan to enhance the cultivation of quality talents to a large extent. Overall, the onsite visits are to provide hands-on activities for the program students visiting Taiwan from all over the world.


3. Exploring Tainan (0.5 credits)

The course is offered by the Exploring Tainan Office of NCKU. Students participated previously in this course had the opportunity to choose among the diverse routes purposely arranged by the Office, such as Zeelandia and the Retrospective Anping, Chikan Park Area and Historical Traces and so forth. By joining the summer school, students will get the chance to virtually join this classic NCKU course to experience the rich history of Tainan in a fun-filled day tour.

*The transferability of credits received is determined by your home university. For those who need credit recognition, please consult the office of academic affairs of your university before your application.


4. Chinese Class (optional)

The course is offered by the Chinese Language Center of NCKU. In this program, the course aims to enable students to communicate in basic Chinese, and experience Chinese culture firsthand.

*Due to the limited resources and the quality of the course, we may have to limit the number of participants.  First come, first served - so register now!