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  • Austin

    SEMI High Tech U

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    Austin

    SEMI High Tech U

    TEL is a Certified Program Partner of the SEMI High Tech U program established by the SEMI Foundation. This program is a 3 day STEM* immersive event designed to give students a deep dive into STEM learning and show them career pathways to a high-tech career. TEL believes SEMI High Tech U is un-matched in the ability to tie STEM learning with real application in their future careers, with the added bonus of making learning fun. Each fall, the TEL U.S.-Austin campus hosts a class of 30 to 40 students from local high schools for SEMI High Tech U. Since 2016 when TEL began hosting this event in the U.S., there have been 92 students who have completed the program with a total of 20 TEL U.S. employees volunteering in the last 3 years.

    Students of SEMI High Tech U participate in fun, hands-on learning, related to math and science and TEL employees are invited to instruct each different lesson in the program. On day 1 of the 3-day course, students kick off the program learning about career pathways and education. In this exercise, students take a personality test to determine the type of worker they may be in a real-world scenario. Once grouped with other students who score similarly, the teams research college majors, jobs, and career paths that are more common for people of their same personality. The students also receive a presentation on how semiconductor technology relates to everyday technology and future technology, followed by a tour of the training building to see examples of TEL products. In that same afternoon students simulate a microchip layering process, take medieval catapult technology to learn about quality, and later learned how to apply chemistry by turning on lightbulbs using salt water.

    On day 2 of the program students visit The University of Texas at Austin, JJ Pickle Research Campus where student engineers, in association with NASCENT, a follow sponsor of SEMI High Tech U, demonstrate the upcoming technology being researched at the school and stress the importance of continuing their education and what steps they can take to make sure they stay on their own career path. The students take a tour of the facility and lab and learn more about the semiconductor process.

    The final day of the program is filled with collaboration and communication skills as the students are given their biggest group project of the week, having to think critically and problem solve to propose ways of using technology to improve environmental issues in third-world countries. The students are responsible for researching their given regions and using their presentation skills to explain how their groups proposed to solve the issues. Later the students were really put to the test when they conduct mock-interviews with TEL employee volunteers after learning more about interview preparation and techniques.

    TEL awards an elected student ambassador a $1,000 sponsorship at the graduation ceremony on the final day. Of the students elected as ambassadors, some are also welcome back to the next program to help the students in the following year.

    TEL recently sponsored an off-site SEMI High Tech U program, which was held during SEMICON West in July 2019 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. SEMICON West was an excellent setting for this program because it’s one of the biggest semiconductor trade show in the world and houses industry experts and companies. Forty high school students from around the U.S. traveled to San Francisco to participate in this event for three days. This event was sponsored by four leading-edge companies in the semiconductor industry.

    TEL was one of the sponsors who enabled our employees to volunteer in this career exposure event for students. Hosting at SEMICON West allows a mixture of company experts who have firsthand experiences and knowledge of the semiconductor industry. This allows students a chance to learn and develop knowledge from their experience. Students graduating from the program are looking at jobs in the industry and seeking opportunities within the companies they learned about.

    *STEM:Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

  • Austin

    F1 in Schools World Finals

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    Austin

    F1 in Schools World Finals

    In October 2016, F1 in Schools held their World Finals competition in Austin, TX. F1 in Schools is the only global multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 years old deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, analyze, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood F1 cars. The challenge inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.

    This year Tokyo Electron America has become an F1 sponsor and partner for the US competition and had our 3 employees participate as judges for the various categories of competition at the World Finals.
    Our Austin office also invited F1 in Schools students to the campus for a presentation on who we are and what we mean for their future technology as well as a tour of the training building to see examples of our equipment. We had students from all over the world tour our facility and ask questions about the Semiconductor market.

  • U.S.

    Earth Day in the US

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    U.S.

    Earth Day in the US

    Tokyo Electron America

    Since April 20th, 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated in the United States as a movement that gives a voice to an emerging consciousness of channeling human energy toward environmental issues. This year commemorates 49 years of commitment to inspire and ignite passion, challenge ideas, and motivate people to take action in protecting Earth.

    TEL is committed to lowering its carbon footprint and advocating for all employees to take part in activities that align with TEL’s sustainability efforts. For this reason, on Earth Day 2019, TEL U.S. locations across the region found creative ways to participate in this nationally celebrated day. Some activities included:

    ◾Reduce car emissions – Employees chose to walk, take public transit, or carpool to work
    ◾Paper-free day – Finding creative ways to avoid printing for the entire day
    ◾Utilize reusable plastic ware – Eliminate single-use plastic from the office
    ◾Use natural light – Opening window blinds and limiting the use of overhead lighting
    ◾Educate yourself – Researching how to continue lowering your carbon footprint everyday

    Some offices in the U.S. arranged group activities for their locations to participate in for Earth Day.

    For example, the TEL office in Albany, NY, TTCA, planted a flowering cherry tree at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute. This is the 6th tree TEL has planted on the campus and is a symbol of the continued partnership between TEL and the University.

    The TEL office in Chaska, MN celebrated Earth Day by holding a garage sale to help clean up spaces and provide a way to reuse materials that may have otherwise been thrown into landfills. Also, employees in Chaska took time to plant perennials and clean up areas around the campus.

    In Austin, TX, it is an annual Earth Day event to plant a tree on the TEL- Austin campus. The trees chosen are either native to the Texas region or are sustainable in the climate.

    All year long TEL is working to improve efficiency and become more environmentally friendly, and Earth Day in the U.S. is always a great way to celebrate the great outdoors and inspire earth friendly practices.

  • Portland

    Keep Portland Beautiful

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    Portland

    Keep Portland Beautiful

    In April 2019, as part of Earth Month, employees of Tokyo Electron America held a cleanup of Rock Creek Park, located close to the Portland Branch Office, and picked up rubbish along roads leading to the office. With park visitors also participating on the day, about 30 people collected 200 kg of waste and helped maintain the beauty of the area. The event offers a great opportunity to consider our own communities and the environment

  • Austin

    Partnerships for Children

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    Austin

    Partnerships for Children

    Every year, Tokyo Electron US Headquarters in Austin, TX, adopts the Christmas wish lists of children who have been displaced from their homes for safety as a part of the Partnerships for Children- Holiday Wishes program. TEL employees sign up to receive a wish list of a child and bring those gifts into the office to be tagged and delivered to the distribution center, where gifts for over 5,000 other children are sorted and prepared for Christmas morning.
    Seeing all the gifts together in the headquarters lobby on their way to child in need, is a great experience. It really reminds us of what the holiday season is all about.

  • Austin

    Girlstart

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    Austin

    Girlstart

    Tokyo Electron US is a proud sponsor of the Girlstart organization whose vision is “…to be the national leader in designing and implementing innovative, high quality informal STEM education programs that inspire girls to transform our world.” In the coming years it will be more important to increase the presence of women in STEM careers and organizations like Girlstart empowers young girls to pursue higher education in science and technology.
    As a local sponsor of Girlstart, TEL employees attend the annual luncheon “Game Changers”, which is a celebration to honor women who have made a significant impact on STEM.

  • Malta

    Malta 5k race

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    Malta

    Malta 5k race

    In September 2016, Tokyo Electron America joined Global Foundries in sponsoring the Malta 5k race to fulfill our corporate social responsibility philosophy in the community. 100% of the proceeds were donated to the agencies in the community; such as VET HELP, Malta Volunteer Fire Dept., Round Lake Fire Dept. and Malta’s Emergency First Responders. 
    As the Title Sponsor, Global Foundries provided over 50 staff for the event, had over 200 runners and designed the course round Fab8. Employees from our Albany office and Malta office came together to build a team of over 23 people, including family members, to run and/or raise funds for these organizations. 
    This was a unique opportunity to not only work together with community leaders to support a great cause, but to also network with those in the industry.  As race date approached, our team not only build up endurance while training, but strengthened business relationships with counter parts from several companies with whom we work with at Global Foundries and the Albany Nanotech site.

  • Portland

    Drums of Three Nations

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    Portland

    Drums of Three Nations

    In June 2017, the Japan-America Society of Oregon hosted the Three Nations drumming event was held at the World Trading Center in Portland, OR. Tokyo Electron America sponsored to embrace the mixture of multi-cultural community and friendship with American – Asian society.
    More than 500 people attended the event free of charge at an open public space and enjoyed the distinguished powerful drum performance.

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