GLOBAL ETS & USF Innovative Collaboration

The collaboration between Global ETS and the esteemed College of Engineering at the University of South Florida results in an open exchange of next generation, shared intellectual capital, knowledge and unprecedented access to on campus equipment and design tools, such as Solidworks, COMSOL and ANSYS. GETS and USF partner on the characterization of electronic components in the NREC metrology suite, whereby a Hitachi Su-70 SEM with EDS and a JASCO NRS-4500 Raman imaging microscope are used to determine the authenticity of various components via morphological and chemical analysis. This access supports numerous technological initiatives and advancements within GETS Global organization as well.

Global ETS has partnered directly with the University of South Florida and funds an ongoing research program that creates paid undergraduate positions for students pursuing a Master’s Degree in engineering. The students are engaged in a broad spectrum of activities, from chemical testing of electronic components, to RF and microwave device testing and circuit and design/fabrication, to the development of automatic test equipment software and hardware. Students contribute to the creation and expansion of testing systems as well, such as printed circuit board (PCB) pressure testing systems and an integrated circuit lead coating/cleaning process. Students primarily work in our Global headquarter facility, side-by-side with our tenured Global Industry Engineering Experts and production personnel.

The University of South Florida is an R1 doctoral degree research university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students. Over the past five years, USF has been the fastest-rising university in the nation, public or private, on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of best universities. USF is an international leader as well, and in 2018 they were the number one producer of Fulbright Scholars in the nation, for two consecutive years. Together, Global ETS and the University of South Florida, are paving the way towards the evolution of the Global Components Testing industry as we continue to research new testing methodologies to combat all forms of integrated circuit security threats together.

★ This research collaboration receives additional support through the Florida High Tech Corridor’s Matching Grants Research Program. We gratefully acknowledge this support which has allowed us to greatly increase the impact of this partnership resulting in significant growth for the company.