Purdue’s semiconductor innovation ecosystem grows with CHIPS-funded, Indiana-led semiconductor hub and upcoming summit

Purdue University continues building momentum as America’s leading university in semiconductors, with a broad range of updates this fall semester.

CHIPS and Science Act funding

Submitted through the Applied Research Institute, the Indiana-led proposal “Silicon Crossroads” was announced Sept. 20 by the Department of Defense as one of eight Microelectronics Commons Hubs selected out of over 80 proposals across the U.S. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), in Indiana will manage the program.

The hubs are the first major program funded through the CHIPS and Science Act 2022, co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Todd Young of Indiana. The total five-year budget is around $2 billion; FY23 is year 1 and has a budget of $238 million. The Indiana-led consortium, with participation from Illinois and Michigan, received $33 million as part of the year 1 budget and is the largest hub in the Midwest.

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