The NXP Foundation, the nonprofit organization associated with NXP Semiconductors, has announced the official opening of the NXP Advanced Manufacturing Lab at Austin Community College.

The NXP Advanced Manufacturing Lab is co-located with the ACC High School Advanced Manufacturing IMPACT Academy at ACC Highland, where students can work toward college credits while they are still in high school.

The lab was announced last year as part of a $250,000 donation to the Austin Community College District (ACC) Foundation in support of the school’s Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Program. In addition to the lab, NXP’s donation includes scholarship funds targeting candidates from the Advanced Manufacturing Academy.

The NXP Advanced Manufacturing Lab demonstrates NXP’s ongoing commitment to promote and improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the local Austin community.

The training tools provided at the lab will help support and extend educational curriculum and resources for both adult and high school students entering the semiconductor industry and other advanced manufacturing occupations. Tools and support will address education in Industry 4.0 components, fully factory automation, reading schematics and navigating feedback control systems.

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