New Indiana Task Force to Face Global Microchip Shortage
Mark Lundstrom, Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of ECE in Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will participate in a task force designed to tackle the global microchip shortage. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has formed the Accelerating Microelectronics Production & Development (AMPD) Task Force as part of an effort to establish the state of Indiana as a leader in the semiconductor industry and to help alleviate lingering effects of the microchip shortage.
“Indiana has a deep advanced manufacturing DNA and capitalize on this important industry of the future,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers, who made the announcement during the inaugural Indiana Global Economic Summit. “In the coming years, the AMPD task force is focused on supporting this critically important industry in the state.”
The AMPD is tasked with accelerating and supporting microelectronics research and innovation in Indiana. The IEDC has seeded the effort with $2.7 million of state funding to design and execute a strategic outreach and marketing plan.
Chambers and Jimmy Costa, senior vice president of innovation and semiconductor strategy for the IEDC, will lead the taskforce.
Other task force members include:
- Ajit Manocha, CEO, SEMI
- Alan Seabaugh, director, Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology
- Amy Schumacher, CEO, The Heritage Group
- Dave Roberts, executive vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation, IEDC
- Dr. Scott Kirkpatrick, associate professor of physics and optical engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
- George Scalise, CEO of George Scalise Semiconductor Innovation Center and former SIA president
- Joe Carley, director of economic development, Indiana University
- Kenneth Johnson, executive vice president, Hunt construction Group;
- Mark Lewis, executive director of the Emerging Technology Institute;
- Mark Lundstrom, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Purdue University;
- Rich Ravas, industry veteran consultant and former Global Chief Engineer, Delphi Electronics
- Sue Smith, vice president of technology and applied science, Ivy Tech Community College
- Todd Hillman, senior vice president and chief customer officer, Midcontinent Independent System Operator.
Lundstrom is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He studies the physics of electronic devices, especially nanoscale transistors and novel devices for computing, communication, and energy conversion and storage. Lundstrom is the author of four books and more than 500 scientific publications. He is a life fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Lundstrom was founding director of the NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN), a multi-university initiative with a mission to accelerate the evolution of nanoscience to nanotechnology by connecting those who develop simulations to those who use them to analyze experiments and design devices. As director of NCN, he spearheaded the creation of nanoHUB.org, which has become a global resource for nanotechnology now serving more than 1.5 million users per year.