November 30, 2023

Purdue establishes an international footprint in chip technology and workforce innovation

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University forges the future of the microelectronics industry, making new partners around the world and expanding its persistent pursuit of microchip advancement through the innovations, partnerships and programs highlighted in this roundup. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a Purdue expert, contact Brian Huchel,

Seeing STARS: Purdue trains next generation of semiconductor engineers

  • A new eight-week Purdue program received nearly 500 applications from students ready to jump-start their training for careers in the semiconductor industry by developing skills related to chip design and manufacturing.
  • Mark Johnson,

Federal funding delivers $19 million to Purdue-led microelectronics workforce development program

Purdue Semiconductor Week 2023 features inaugural meetings, brings top industry officials to campus

  • President Mung Chiang kicked off the week with a fireside chat with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger.
  • Representatives from the U.S.-Japan UPWARDS Network (University Partnership for Workforce Advancement and Research and Development in Semiconductors) came together for the partnership’s inaugural meeting on campus.
  • International partnerships in Europe and with Taiwan, Korea and India were discussed, including Purdue’s work with Belgium-based industry partner imec. The week concluded with the second fall meeting of Purdue’s Semiconductor Degrees Leadership Board, which was attended by 34 industry representatives from 29 companies. 
  • Mark Lundstrom,

Purdue’s semiconductor innovation grows with CHIPS-funded, Indiana-led semiconductor hub

  • The first Microelectronics Commons annual meeting was held in Washington, D.C., launching the $33 million Silicon Crossroads Hub.
  • Purdue will collaborate on semiconductor research and workforce development with many members of the Indiana-led Silicon Crossroads, one of eight Microelectronics Commons Hubs announced under the first major program funded through the CHIPS and Science Act 2022 and the Midwest’s largest hub.
  • Mark Lundstrom,

New institute accelerates future of microelectronic system integration, advanced packaging

  • The new Institute for Advanced System Integration and Packaging will enable faster designing and building of microelectronic systems by highlighting Purdue’s established research in system integration and puts new focus on advanced packaging research at the university.
  • VIDEO: Purdue researcher Ganesh Subbarayan explains what advanced chip packaging is and how it will keep advancements in this field powerful and cost-effective.
  • Ganesh Subbarayan,

Purdue center addresses pressing challenge of securing semiconductor chips

Read the latest about semiconductors and microelectronics at Purdue.

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