Semiconductor design centre plans unveiled for the Midwest amidst rising market pressures


Amidst rising demands in the US semiconductor market and pressures building on Congress to fund the $52bn CHIPS Act, plans have been announced for the Midwest’s first chip design centre.

Purdue University’s College of Engineering on Tuesday (28th June) unveiled a new partnership with global fabless chipmaker MediaTek to develop the site to help support strains being felt in the semiconductor space right now.

To be located on Purdue’s campus, the design centre will provide students to interact with chip design talent and support the semiconductor market at a critical time. In addition to the design site, the duo has also agreed to partner on new chip design engineering programmes, research on artificial intelligence and communications chip design.

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