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Micro-Electronics

Electronic Circuits Careers
World Applications
  • Cars
  • Heart monitors
  • Toothbrushes
  • Phones
  • Almost everywhere

Future Technologies
  • Realistic prosthetic limbs
  • Flexible circuits
  • Make current circuits smaller, cheaper, lower power, and faster

Companies

Applicable Courses
  • ECEn 240: Circuits
  • ECEn 340: Electronic Circuit Design
  • ECEn 443: Communication and Power Circuits
  • ECEn 445: Introduction to Mixed-Signal VLSI

Integrated Circuits Careers
World Applications
  • VLSI (very large scale integration)
  • Semiconductors
  • MEMS (microelectromechanical systems)

Future Technologies
  • Contact lens circuits
  • Biological and electrical combinations

Companies

Applicable Courses
  • ECEn 340: Electronic Circuit Design
  • ECEn 450: Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
  • ECEn 452: Experiments in Integrated Circuit Development
  • ECEn 451: Introduction to Digital VLSI Circuits
Power Careers
World Applications
  • Power plants (hydro, wind, steam, solar, solar thermal, oil, coal, gas, nuclear)
  • Connecting the grid
  • Power substations
  • Electric cars
  • Power storage

Future Technologies
  • Fusion
  • Wireless power
  • Urine power

Companies

Applicable Courses
  • ECEn 240: Circuits
  • ECEn 340: Electronic Circuit Design
  • ECEn 450: Introduction to Semiconductor Devices (for solar cells)
  • ECEn 555: Optoelectronic Devices (for solar cells)