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Purdue University wins $20m in grants to enhance cleanroom space

January 11, 2024

Lilly Endowment has approved grants totalling US $100m to Purdue Research Foundation to support two major Purdue University initiatives, including $20m for the Birck Nanotechnology Centre, which houses the state-of-the-art Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory, one of the largest and most advanced university cleanrooms in the world.

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Lilly Endowment Grants $100 Million To Purdue University, Its Largest Gift Ever

January 10, 2024

Purdue University announced on Tuesday that Lilly Endowment is giving it grants totaling $100 million for two separate university initiatives. The commitment represents the largest private gift in Purdue’s history.

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Biden has big plans for chips manufacturing, but there are too few qualified workers

December 19, 2023

President Biden made big promises to boost semiconductor manufacturing. But there's a problem: There aren't enough qualified workers for the projects.

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Imec expands its presence in the USA

December 8, 2023

Imec – a world leader in semiconductor R&D – is joining forces with Purdue University for R&D on novel semiconductor materials, systems, and sustainable manufacturing and has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Michigan to jointly advance semiconductor technologies for the automotive industry. As part of the collaboration agreements, imec will set up a physical presence in both locations to support smooth collaboration and enriched knowledge sharing – to the benefit of all parties.

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Professor Supriyo Datta from Purdue University to be Honored by SIA for Excellence in Semiconductor Research

November 14, 2023

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today announced the recipients of the 2023 University Research Awards: Dr. Supriyo Datta, the Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, and Dr. Kevin Skadron, the Harry Douglas Forsyth Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia.

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New institute accelerates future of microelectronics system integration, advanced packaging

October 19, 2023

Purdue University is working toward the future in microelectronic product development with the creation of the Institute for Advanced System Integration and Packaging (ASIP) to enable faster designing and building of microelectronic systems.

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Purdue Shoutout From Sec. Raimondo

September 19, 2023

At a CHIPS & Science Act hearing, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says her visit to Purdue University was one of the best trips of her tenure.

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U.S. needs to invest in training, recruiting to expand semiconductor workforce

August 25, 2023

Chipmaker Nvidia reported this week that it doubled its quarterly revenue from a year ago. Its dominance in semiconductors for artificial intelligence is based on products that are manufactured overseas.

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Professor Hua Tackles Sustainability Topics with Western Digital

August 22, 2023

Western Digital’s newest ESG goals are bold, focused on establishing the company as a leader in sustainability. While optimization plays a role, the implementation of ambitious technology to meet these new goals is key. Capacity leadership for the HDD business unit, for example, plays a key role in the company’s climate action.

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Purdue Launches Semiconductor Upskilling Program in India

August 6, 2023

Purdue University, a renowned educational institution, is all set to launch a groundbreaking upskilling and training program in semiconductor technology for Indian students and professionals. The program, lasting between 6 to 12 months, is being developed in collaboration with the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) and aims to empower students from tier two and tier three colleges in India and professionals within the semiconductor industry.

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Indiana Tests if the Heartland Can Transform Into a Chip Hub

August 6, 2023

The state has little experience with semiconductors, but the Biden administration has promised to unleash opportunity in "the heartland of America" through the $52 billion CHIPS Act.

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The Economist: America is building chip factories. Purdue leading the charge to find the workers.

August 5, 2023

Judged by one measure, America’s new industrial policy is off to a roaring start. Enticed by subsidies, companies are pouring money into semiconductor plants and electric-vehicle factories. With investment in manufacturing facilities running at a record high, President Joe Biden’s claim that the future will again be “made in America” seems more credible than it once did.

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Purdue University To Offer Semiconductor Courses In India, Signs Agreement With India Semiconductor Mission

August 2, 2023

Purdue University is set to offer semiconductor programmes for Indian students and professionals from next year. An upskilling and training programme, the duration of which will be between 6 and 12 months, will be rolled out in partnership with the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM).

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Indiana one of two states competing for $50B semiconductor plant

June 21, 2023

Indiana one of two states competing for $50B semiconductor plant

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Carol Handwerker Appointed to NIST Advisory Committee

June 6, 2023

We often hear words and phrases that naturally go together: Salt and pepper, touch and go, trace and space. When it comes to the work of IPC member Carol Handwerker, however, the collocations are much more nuanced, deeper, and have greater significance. You’re more likely to think of phrases such as standards and technology, lead-free and solder, or advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration.

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Can universities solve the semiconductor talent shortage?

June 5, 2023

In May, Krushitha Reddy celebrated the completion of her graduate studies under the warm Arizona sun. During a two-year programme at Arizona State University (ASU), Reddy completed an array of courses in Materials Science, including ASU’s Graduate Certificate in Semiconductor Processing, and is now actively pursuing a career in the semiconductor industry. It’s a sector, she says, that “push[es] the boundaries of technological innovation” — and one that’s always seeking fresh talent.

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Who Will Make the Chips?

May 30, 2023

Kai Ze Ee didn’t start out wanting to work in semiconductors. In fact, he spent most of his teens—at a U.S. boarding school—playing golf, with a desire to go pro. But when the pandemic hit, he decided to go back to his native Singapore for two years of mandatory military service and began exploring other career options on the weekends.

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Ahead of G7, President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida Highlight New Partnerships, Including Purdue, in Quantum Computing and Semiconductors

May 18, 2023

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan in Hiroshima today to advance cooperation on a range of security, economic, and regional issues.

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Washington Post Podcast: Secretary Gina Raimondo and Purdue President Mung Chiang on the Workforce of Tomorrow

May 18, 2023

Washington Post Live anchor and co-author of The Early 202 newsletter Leigh Ann Caldwell speaks with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Purdue University President Mung Chiang about the role of workforce development, education and innovative technologies in shaping the future of the American economy.

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U.S. Prepares to Establish Its $11 Billion NSTC

March 23, 2023

The U.S. Department of Commerce, during the first quarter of this year, will issue guidelines on the first proposals for the creation of the $11 billion National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC) aimed at restoring the nation’s leadership in the chip industry.

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This university is addressing the shortage of U.S. semiconductor engineers

March 2, 2023

Purdue University is No. 16 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023. Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture.

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U.S. Pours Money Into Chips, but Even Soaring Spending Has Limits

January 1, 2023

Amid a tech cold war with China, U.S. companies have pledged nearly $200 billion for chip manufacturing projects since early 2020. But the investments are not a silver bullet.

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Moore's law: The journey ahead

November 17, 2022

The transistor was invented 75 years ago, and the integrated circuit (IC) soon thereafter. The progress in making transistors smaller also led to them becoming cheaper, which was famously noted as Moore’s law.

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How a thriving semiconductor industry is emerging in the Silicon Heartland

November 10, 2022

In 2015, there were five billion semiconductors produced worldwide; by 2020, that number jumped to 50 billion. During the past 20 years, however, U.S. production of semiconductors has fallen from 37% to 12% as companies outsourced their manufacturing to countries such as China, Taiwan, and South Korea.

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Human Fabs For Silicon Fabs

October 26, 2022

Between August and September, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks all visited Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. A recurrent theme of these trips? Semiconductors.

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Economic future of U.S. depends on making engineering cool

October 23, 2022

Purdue University races to expand semiconductor education to fill yawning workforce gap that threatens reshoring effort.

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NCKU-Purdue's LOI to further collaborate R&D; and Talent Development For semi-conductor and Sustainable Manufacturing

August 29, 2022

A Letter of Intent (LOI) is signed by Dean Yan-Kuin Su(蘇炎坤) for the NCKU Academy of Innovative Semiconductor and Sustainable Manufacturing (AISSM), and Dr. Mark Lundstrom, the Interim Dean for The College of Engineering of Purdue University, with an aim to further enhance the collaboration of academic exchange, R&D and talent development in the sector of semiconductors and sustainable manufacturing.

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Wistron, Purdue University Signed a Cutting-edge Technology Research Plan

August 22, 2022

Wistron Corporation announced signing a cutting-edge technology research plan with Purdue University. Both will cooperate on open edge computing and smart manufacturing related applications, while jointly developing decentralized processing systems that can be used in smart factory management platforms.

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Holcomb on trip to Taiwan, South Korea in search of semiconductor, battery investment

August 21, 2022

The week-long economic development trip began in Taiwan, home to some of the world's largest semiconductor companies.

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Congress Passes CHIPS for America Act

July 28, 2022

CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 Section-by-Section Summary

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Indiana’s Economic Development Momentum Continues with State’s First Microelectronics Fab, $1.8B Planned Investment from SkyWater Technology

July 22, 2022

Headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, SkyWater plans to construct a 600,000-square-foot semiconductor research and development and production facility in partnership with Purdue University in West Lafayette.

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$1.8B semiconductor plant planned next to Purdue’s campus

July 20, 2022

SkyWater Technology announced plans Wednesday to build a $1.8 million semiconductor manufacturing and research center adjacent to Purdue University’s main campus that’s expected to create 750 new jobs within five years of its opening.

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

June 29, 2022

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

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Indiana Economic Development Corporation has formed the Accelerating Microelectronics Production & Development Task Force

May 27, 2022

The AMPD is tasked with accelerating and supporting microelectronics research and innovation in Indiana.

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SRC Selected by NIST’s Advanced Manufacturing Office to Define the Future of Microelectronics and Advanced Packaging Technology (MAPT)

April 7, 2022

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), a world-renowned high technology research consortium, announced today that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Advanced Manufacturing Office to define the future technology goals of the microelectronics and advanced packaging technology (MAPT) industry.

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Ganesh Subbarayan gives Distinguished Lecture at Georgia Tech's 3D Systems Packaging Center

April 7, 2022

Heterogeneous integration provides a powerful and cost-effective means for building complex Systems-in-Package (SIPs).

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Chip makers feel labor market squeeze

March 23, 2022

Growing global demand for chips has semiconductor companies scrambling to hire engineers and other skilled workers in the U.S. amid a nationwide labor shortage and international supply chain disruptions.

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Holcomb takes part in manufacturing panel at White House

March 9, 2022

Speed kills, but when it comes to manufacturing, slow speed kills business, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb noted during remarks at a White House event Wednesday to discuss the bipartisan Innovation and Competition Act.

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Remarks by President Biden in Roundtable With CEOs and Governors in Support of the Bipartisan Innovation Act

March 9, 2022

THE PRESIDENT: All right. Well, thanks, everybody, for being here. And for my colleagues that are on the screen, thank you for being here. I’m pleased to be joined by — by a group of very distinguished people, and particularly by the governor from Indiana, Eric Holcomb; and my good friend, Gretchen Whitmer, from the state of Michigan; and some of America’s world leaders and most important manufacturers in the world and — Cummins, Hewlett-Packard, Meda- — Medtronic, Micron, Samsung, Whirlpool.

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Purdue Aims to Support Microchip Manufacturing Workforce

February 1, 2022

Purdue Aims to Support Microchip Manufacturing Workforce

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Our Silicon Moment

October 22, 2021

Our digital economy is built on silicon: Microelectronic chips with up to tens of billions of transistors “printed” on feature sizes as small as one-ten-thousandth of a strand of hair. Innovative technologies, amazingly, continue to extend the life of Moore’s law: doubling the transistor density every two years, as we have seen throughout the past half-century.

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US innovation and manufacturing is vital for national and economic security

September 30, 2021

America’s supply chain vulnerabilities pose both national and economic security issues, exacerbated by COVID-19. In response, we as a country, we must step up and tackle this challenge with states as key partners in order to be successful, specifically when it comes to overcoming the global semiconductor shortage.

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