Roseville, CA – March 14, 2017: International semiconductor technology developer and production volume CMOS foundry company,TSI Semiconductors (TSI), opened its normally closed, secure campus/laboratories to host regional educators, officials, math and science advocates, economic development and job training/growth leaders, in celebration of “National Pi Day” Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Launching the event precisely at 3:14 pm at the TSI corporate headquarters (7501 Foothills Blvd., Roseville, CA, 95747),TSI led attendees on rare tours of its semiconductor research and manufacturing facilities; executed demonstrations of its robotic, clean room, fabrication and other key technical operations; provided attendees with handouts/job skills requirements and educational materials; allowed visitors to try-on TSI clean room “Bunny Suits”; and met key TSI leaders and hiring managers – concluding the event with a dessert reception (serving pie!) –in an effort to validate and emphasize the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) education – and the various TSI jobs requiring those essential skills in practical application every day.
“While opening our closed campus and providing site tours of our secure facilities was definitely a rare occurrence, we really enjoyed hosting education leaders and officials to celebrate, ‘National Pi Day’,” states Bruce Gray, Chief Executive Officer of TSI. “As a technology manufacturing plant, and a large, private employer in the region, we require a workforce with strong math, science, engineering, and problem-solving skills, to operate successfully. We thought hosting an event on math-related ‘Pi Day’, was a great opportunity to demonstrate first-hand the importance of supporting STEM education; while also offering educators and officials practical evidence that a well-trained, STEM educated workforce is crucial to our region’s economic development and job growth.”
Among the officials that participated in the TSI’s “Pi Day” event included representatives from Congressman Tom McClintock’s office, Governor Brown’s/State of California, Placer County, and the Cities of Roseville and Rocklin. Education community attendees included leaders from California State University, Sacramento; Placer County Office of Education; Sacramento County Office of Education; Roseville Joint Union High School District; Roseville City School District; John Adams Academy; Square Root Academy; PodPi; among others.
TSI Semiconductors employs 460+ people in Roseville, CA – fabricating eight-inch semiconductor wafers/products; providing an array of versatile process technologies, including analog/mixed-signal, deep-submicron, and high-voltage BCDMOS. TSI’s specialized foundry services include automotive-grade, high-voltage BCDMOS; and technology capabilities utilizing novel materials, structures, and devices.
Video displaying a cross section of the plant’s operations may be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/207720492.
Here is the media coverage from the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFP_dW-eq9A
TSI Semiconductors is the last semiconductor /manufacturing fabrication facility in Northern California –thus making the Sacramento Valley (especially South Placer County) more “Silicon Valley”, than “Silicon Valley”!
TSI Semiconductors Corp. is a specialty analog and mixed-signal Trusted Foundry with ISO, Automotive and Industrial Class Certifications and offers state-of-the-art contract semiconductor foundry services at its world-class manufacturing location in Roseville, California. At its 8-inch fabrication plant in Roseville, Ca, TSI can manufacture products in a large array of versatile processes that include analog/mixed-signal, deep-submicron, high-voltage BCDMOS, and emerging-market solutions, using traditional and novel materials, structures and devices. Find out where tradition and innovation meet in one place at www.tsisemi.com.
Scott Olsen, (916)789-4662