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Governor Holcomb Statement on Indiana Award of First Round of CHIPS Funding

$32.9 million award will support microelectronics production and development in the region


Congratulations to Silicon Crossroads led by the Indiana-based Applied Research Institute (ARI) for submitting a winning proposal to the Department of Defense’s Microelectronics Commons, the very first federal funding to be awarded under the CHIPS+Science legislation, championed by Sen. Todd Young. The Naval Surface Warfare Center located at Crane, Indiana, plays a significant role in the DoD’s microelectronics strategy to build American dominance in microelectronics production and development, and will manage the $238 million program.

Located in America’s heartland, Silicone Crossroads, builds on the Midwest’s strengths in research and development as well as workforce training at all levels, to build a domestic semiconductor industry, a national security imperative to keep our nation ahead of our adversaries. 

The States of Illinois and Michigan joined Indiana in this effort along with stakeholders including academia, small business, federal labs, and prime defense contractors.

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