Purdue’s latest education and research partnerships are forging tomorrow’s US semiconductor workforce today

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Looking for the latest in microelectronics? Want to know about Purdue’s newest industry partnerships? Or do you need someone to explain the difference between a microchip and a semiconductor? This collection highlights Purdue’s diverse leadership, expertise, and innovation in semiconductors and microelectronics. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Purdue expert, please contact Brian Huchel, [email protected] or Evamarie Socha, [email protected]

State and Commerce Secretaries Discuss Efforts to Build U.S. Microelectronics Ecosystem

  • US Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken and Commerce Secretary Gina Raymondo visited Purdue’s Birck Center for Nanotechnology in September.
  • The tour highlighted advanced research and workforce development efforts at Purdue that are helping the United States regain domestic semiconductor manufacturing and competitiveness overseas.
  • Raimondo said: “What America needs: public sector universities working with the private sector, attracting the next generation of talent, solving problems in an interdisciplinary way.”

The economic future of the United States depends on making engineering cool

The Washington Post’s in-depth look at Purdue University’s efforts to expand semiconductor education to fill expected gaps in the future workforce amid efforts to revive US chip manufacturing.

Purdue launches nation’s first comprehensive semiconductor degree program

  • The economic security of the United States depends on developing talent in this critical field.
  • The program will create the next generation of semiconductor workforce to restore American dominance.
  • Launch enables Purdue, Ivy Tech partnership to create curriculum, corporate training for new microelectronics workforce.
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Purdue University, GlobalFoundries R&D works to strengthen semiconductor education

  • The partnership will strengthen efforts to expand the talent pool and build new deep innovation expertise to advance US leadership in semiconductors.
  • The November announcement underscores the importance of semiconductors to global supply chains and economic security.
  • GF Labs oversees the partnership with Purdue.
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On November 3, Indian Institute of Technology Madras Director Professor V. Kamakoti and Purdue University President-Elect and Executive Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Mung Chiang signed a letter of intent. ) Download the image

Purdue is partnering with IIT Madras to create a dual degree program in semiconductors

  • Purdue University and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) are launching a dual-degree master’s program in semiconductors.
  • The collaboration includes research collaborations on semiconductor supply chain management, chip design, packaging, system architecture and advanced manufacturing techniques.
  • Purdue is home to over 2,700 students from India and has deep strategic partnerships with India and IIT Madras.

Purdue Specialist in Microelectronics Workforce Development

Demand for microelectronics, including microchips and semiconductors, is expected to grow by 26.2 percent in 2021. Peter Bermel explains how the US can position itself as a global powerhouse in microelectronics and develop its workforce to meet this growing demand.

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Purdue’s Discovery Park District has selected a new $1.8 billion semiconductor manufacturing facility

  • SkyWater Technology expects the facility to create 750 new jobs over five years.
  • The state-of-the-art 600,000-square-foot facility is dependent on funding from the CHIPS Act.
  • SkyWater is the latest company in Purdue’s Discovery Park District, joining Rolls-Royce, Saab and others.

Microelectronics Explained: The Science Behind Your Smartphones, Cars, and Computers

Peter Bermel, Elmore Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, talks about the unmet need for microelectronics in people’s lives now and in the future.

Purdue is a global chipmaker partner in the new Midwest Semiconductor Design Center

  • The Center defines the community’s commitment to meet the growing semiconductor demands and the necessary talent pool.
  • The design center will be MediaTek’s first location in the Midwest.
  • A collaboration on artificial intelligence research and communication chip design is still in the works.

Purdue is now preparing for the next generation of microelectronics workforce

  • New innovations are required to deal with the expanding use of microchips in many aspects of everyday life.
  • Purdue’s partnership with Semiconductor Research Corp. brings academia and industry together to further research in microelectronics.
  • Purdue is now increasing interest, working with students to showcase career opportunities and create a highly skilled workforce.
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Read the latest information on microelectronics at Purdue.

Purdue Microelectronics in the News

Human Fabs for Silicon Fabs

Forbes column by Mung Chiang, president-elect of Purdue University

Purdue launches comprehensive semiconductor degree programs in US

EE Times

Taiwan’s MediaTek is teaming up with Indiana’s Purdue University for a chip design center


Purdue aims to support the microchip manufacturing workforce

Inside Indiana Business

Our silicon moment

Forbes column by Mung Chiang, president-elect of Purdue University

Purdue partners with next-generation microelectronics industry

Government technology

House Science discusses how to boost US microelectronics

Politico Morning Tech Newsletter

About Purdue University

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