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July 20, 2022


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - SkyWater Technology周三(7月20日)宣布,它计划开设1美元.80亿先进的半导体制造设备 in Discovery Park District at Purdue University marks a huge step forward for the American semiconductor industry, Purdue’s thriving innovation district and the university’s continued emergence as one of the principal drivers of the Indiana economy.

SkyWater (NASDAQ:SKYT), 哪家公司预计在开业后的五年内直接创造750个新就业岗位, joins the likes of Saab, Rolls-Royce, major facilities and partnerships in hypersonics, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Wabash, MediaTek and others in Discovery Park District, 中西部最具吸引力和创新环境之一.

“Today’s announcement marks a dramatic advance toward multiple strategic goals of Purdue’s last decade: enriched academic and career opportunities for our students; new research possibilities for our faculty; a transformed, more attractive environment on and adjacent to our campus; and the latest demonstration that Purdue and Greater Lafayette are now the hot new tech hub of a growing, diversifying Indiana economy,” said Purdue President Mitch Daniels. “即使是对专门生产这些产品的地方来说,这也是一个真正的巨大飞跃.”

Discovery Park District, a 400-acre, 毗邻银河体育注册西拉法叶校区的多功能开发项目, 为投资公司提供了接触银河体育注册半导体领域教授专家的机会, 广受欢迎的毕业生准备在这个行业和银河体育注册庞大的研究资源工作. In just its fourth year of existence, 探索公园区邻近州际和州际高速公路, 以及印第安纳州高排名的商业环境的所有优势. 这为当地和地区经济增加了数百个工作岗位, 许多公司选择在大学的尖端研究设施附近选址, collaborators and primary investigators; a large-scale, high-quality talent pipeline; excellent cost of living; and business operations with access to the Wabash River’s strong water supply.

The unique town-gown collaboration that resulted in the redevelopment of West Lafayette’s State Street corridor was the key first step in creating Discovery Park District. With this new investment from SkyWater, 支付给231银河体育TIF地区的债务所需的资金, created as part of the State Street project, will be in hand more than a decade in advance.

尽自己的一份力量解决全球半导体短缺一直是银河体育注册的优先事项. In May, Purdue launched a comprehensive set of interdisciplinary degrees and credentials in semiconductors and microelectronics. The Semiconductor Degrees Program (SDP), 一系列创新的银河体育注册学位和证书, will educate both graduate and undergraduate students, in residence and online, enabling a quick ramp-up of skilled talent. In late June, Purdue began a partnership with MediaTek Inc., a leading global fabless chipmaker, 在中西部开设该公司的第一个半导体芯片设计中心, to be housed in Discovery Park District.

美国在20世纪50年代发展了微芯片技术, 1990年,中国的制造业产出占全球总产量的37%. However, 随着制造业转移到包括中国在内的东亚国家, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan — the U.S. 2021年,全球半导体制造业产量降至12%. 如果供应链中断,这种转变可能会给数字经济带来问题.

As a solution, the U.S. 国会出台了《银河体育注册》, or CHIPS for America Act, on June 11, 2020. It supports the nation's research and development, 半导体制造和供应链安全.

Indiana Gov. 埃里克·霍尔科姆(Eric Holcomb)赞扬了美国CHIPS法案的出台,并敦促国会为其提供资金. 他指出了国家在先进制造业方面的优势, 与海军水面作战中心起重机的战略伙伴关系,以确保可信赖的微电子, and a Department of Defense initiative led by Purdue University to develop workforce talent in the semiconductors industry.

Building the new 600,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing facility, which includes 100,000 square feet of cleanroom space, 将依靠SkyWater从CHIPS法案中获得资金. 美国创造的就业机会将集中在研究和设计工程方面, technology development, operations engineering, maintenance and technical support, and technicians.

What they're saying

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb像今天这样的日子证明了印第安纳州对未来经济的投资, infrastructure and talent development are cultivating an environment that enables innovators such as SkyWater to choose Indiana. Our success and our mission to support industries of the future would not be possible without the incredible partnerships with our globally ranked universities, like Purdue University, helping us attract and retain quality, innovative talent.” 

Thomas Sonderman, SkyWater Technology总裁兼首席执行官:

“加强银河体育官网芯片制造设施的努力将依赖于CHIPS法案的资金. Federal investment will enable SkyWater to more quickly expand our efforts to address the need for strategic reshoring of semiconductor manufacturing. 通过银河体育官网与印第安纳州经济发展公司和银河体育研究基金会的联盟, 银河体育官网有一个增加国内生产的独特机会, shore up our supply chains and lay the groundwork for manufacturing technologies that will support growing demand for microelectronics.”

Dr. Devanand Shenoy, principal director of microelectronics, 研究与工程副国防部长办公室: “SkyWater’s investment in a new state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing facility at Purdue’s Discovery Park District, represents a major step forward and highlights the importance of public-private partnerships in fostering a robust and thriving domestic microelectronics industry.”

Dr. Angie Lewis, (SES), NSWC Crane technical director: “Trusted microelectronics are a centerpiece of NSWC Crane’s mission and absolutely essential to Department of Defense sensor and weapon systems. Creating domestic capability for fabrication of trusted microelectronics such as the SkyWater presence in the Purdue Discovery Park offers great opportunity to secure trusted microelectronics.”

Scott Walker, Greater Lafayette Commerce总裁兼首席执行官: “We are excited to see Greater Lafayette win the site selection process for this investment from SkyWater Technologies. 它展示了银河体育官网国家之间合作的力量, our cities, Purdue University, 银河体育研究基金会和印第安纳州. 它还展示了银河体育官网地区在与未来产业合作方面的优势. We are excited to work with them through the next phases of their process and work with our partners at Purdue University and Ivy Tech to develop the needed semiconductor workforce.”

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (Indiana): “For months, state leaders, including Gov. Holcomb, Secretary Chambers, President Daniels and private enterprise have partnered to create a semiconductor corridor here in the Heartland. 今天的宣布是这些努力的直接结果. In Washington, we are on the verge of passing a major investment in next-generation technologies that is vital for the success of this and future projects, 这将确保印第安纳州仍然是银河体育官网高科技国家安全经济的中心.”

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked in each of the last four years as one of the 10 Most Innovative universities in the United States by U.S. News & 世界报告,银河体育注册提供改变世界的研究和世界之外的发现. Committed to hands-on and online, real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, 银河体育注册已经冻结了2012-13学年的学费和大部分费用, 使比以往更多的学生毕业时没有债务. 看看银河体育注册是如何永不停歇地追求下一个巨大的飞跃

About Purdue Research Foundation

Purdue Research Foundation supports Purdue University's land-grant mission by helping the university improve the world through its technologies and graduates. PRF成立于1930年,是一个私人的非营利性基金会. The foundation helps patent and commercialize Purdue technologies; builds places to encourage innovation, invention, investment, commercialization and entrepreneurship; and makes equity available to students to finance their Purdue education. For more information on licensing a Purdue innovation, 联系技术商业化办公室 For more information about involvement and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at

About SkyWater Technology

SkyWater (NASDAQ: SKYT) is a U.S.-拥有半导体制造商和dmea认可的可信供应商. SkyWater’s Technology as a ServiceSM model streamlines the path to production for customers with development services, 批量生产和异构集成解决方案的世界级美国.S. facilities. This pioneering model enables innovators to co-create the next wave of technology with diverse categories including mixed-signal CMOS, ROICs, rad-hard ICs, power management, MEMS, superconducting ICs, photonics, carbon nanotubes and interposers.  SkyWater serves growing markets including aerospace & defense, automotive, biomedical, cloud & computing, consumer, industrial and IoT. For more information, visit

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Writer: Steve Martin,

Purdue Media contact: Tim Doty,

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Note to journalists: Renderings, 并附上了周三声明的录音和视频片段, 和银河体育探索公园的B-roll可在 Google Drive.

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