Purdue ECE in the Media

A New Linux Tool Aims to Guard Against Supply Chain Attacks

September 23, 2022

IN THE WAKE of alarming incidents like Russia’s massive 2017 NotPetya malware attack and the Kremlin’s 2020 SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign—both pulled off by poisoning wells for software distribution—organizations around the world have been scrambling to get a handle on software supply chain security.


Kokomo lot packed with pickups awaiting missing microchips

September 21, 2022

The packed parking lot at the old GM plant is a sign that the semi-conductor chip shortage is still an issue.


Scientists Open New Frontier in Quantum Science and Technology

August 16, 2022

Researchers have opened a new frontier in quantum science and technology by using photons and electron spin qubits to control nuclear spins in a two-dimensional material. This will enable applications like atomic-scale nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and the ability to read and write quantum information with nuclear spins in 2D materials.


Purdue Prof: CHIPS Act signing a ‘big moment’

August 10, 2022

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law, paving the way for a potential major wave of semiconductor manufacturing in the United States, including Indiana.


Quantum Code Developed at Purdue University Could Tackle Problems from Semiconductors to Commodities

July 25, 2022

A unique library of computer code, built on equations derived for quantum mechanics, could be used to model problems as diverse as the flow of electrons through a nanoscale device or the price of copper in a commodities market. Begun more than a decade ago through the Nanoelectronic Modeling Group at Purdue University, elements of the library are today used by Intel for advanced transistor designs, while the most current version is available for commercial licensing through Silvaco Inc., or free to academics through the Purdue Research Foundation.


SkyWater unveils plans to build $1.8 bln chip facility in Indiana

July 20, 2022

U.S. semiconductor manufacturer SkyWater Technology Inc (SKYT.O) on Wednesday announced plans to invest $1.8 billion for a chip research and production facility in Indiana, in partnership with the state and Purdue University.


Purdue's next presidency rooted in electronics

July 19, 2022

The semiconductor business has its ups, with record demand for electronics, and downs, with rising tensions between China and microchip dominator Taiwan.


Purdue researchers are developing pavement that can charge electric vehicles as they drive

July 15, 2022

Game changing technology for electric cars is being developed right here in Indiana. Researchers at Purdue are designing pavement that can charge an electric vehicle as it drives on it. “That is done by electromagnetic fields that are sent from the transmitter in the roadway to the receiver in the vehicle,” detailed Purdue professor and researcher Steve Pekarek.


Professor: Chip design center marks ‘first win’ for semiconductor industry in Indiana

June 29, 2022

A professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University says a partnership with Taiwan-based MediaTek could serve as a model for other semiconductor companies to establish operations in Indiana. Purdue and MediaTek on Tuesday detailed plans to establish a new chip design center in the university’s Discovery Park District, which is expected to create up to 30 jobs.


Electrified highways could one day power electric vehicles on the road

June 28, 2022

With fuel costs breaking the bank, you might be considering buying an electric vehicle. For those worried about traveling long distances between charges, range anxiety could be a deterrent. But scientists are trying to address that.


U.S. probing how American electronics wound up in Russian military gear

June 16, 2022

Federal agents have begun questioning U.S. technology companies on how their computer chips ended up in Russian military equipment recovered in Ukraine.


Tech that allows EVs to charge while driving

June 9, 2022

CNBC’s Diana Olick joins Shep Smith to report on a technology built into the roadway that allows electric vehicles to charge while moving.