Newton Barney started his academic career at Arizona State University in the Fall of 2018, after graduating from Campo Verde High school in Gilbert, Arizona. Barney’s current interest in electrical engineering lies in the semiconductor materials and devices industry.

To supplement school work, Barney has interned at Laser Components, an electronics manufacturer in Chandler. He helped engineers test various photodiodes and IR components for various specifications such as voltage breakdown, dark current, and shunt resistance. Those electronic components were used in a variety of products ranging from medical devices to military-grade items.

This summer, Barney accepted an internship at NXP Semiconductor in Chandler. He will support their Wafer Test Engineers by testing and evaluating a new R & K Test Probe card design with aluminum rings, which will be used for probing wafers. In addition to that, he plans to enter the 4+1 program for electrical engineering upon completion of his BSE.

Outside of school, Barney enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.