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SkyWater to Host Roundtable at Purdue to Discuss Collaboration Models for Building Comprehensive Semiconductor Ecosystem in Indiana

Industry executives, academia and local government to share how strategic partnerships can support domestic R&D and manufacturing following passage of CHIPS Act

SkyWater Technology (NASDAQ: SKYT), the trusted technology realization partner, announced it is hosting an executive roundtable at Purdue University today to discuss how strategic partnerships in Indiana can fast-track domestic capabilities, strengthen supply chains and foster national security. The roundtable includes participants from various segments of the semiconductor industry, academia and local government and is taking place during the 2022 Semiconductor Week at Purdue. SkyWater is also participating in the Purdue Semiconductor Degree Leadership Board Annual Meeting and the company’s President and CEO Thomas Sonderman is the keynote speaker at the Greater Lafayette Annual Celebration.

Pursuant to the passage of the CHIPS and Science Act and following SkyWater’s announcement of plans to build a $1.8 billion fab at Purdue Research Foundation’s Discovery Park, the company is initiating the development of a comprehensive semiconductor ecosystem in Indiana to support U.S. innovation, manufacturing and workforce development, enabled by public investments.

Purdue is creating an environment focused on microelectronics, including its new Semiconductor Degrees Program (SDP), Birck Nanotechnology Center and secure defense research. SDP is a suite of innovative credentials and degrees that will educate both graduate and undergraduate students, enabling a quick ramp-up of skilled talent and creating the next-generation of semiconductor workforce to reassert U.S. prominence in this critical industry.

“Indiana offers a robust business culture and generations of manufacturing know how. SkyWater is very excited to be part of the emerging Silicon Heartland and to develop an ecosystem in Indiana that accelerates domestic semiconductor innovation and manufacturing,” said Sonderman. “We look forward to partnering with customers, material suppliers, equipment providers, universities and government entities to leverage CHIPS-derived investment that expedites domestic capabilities and generates high tech jobs in the region.”

To find out more about SkyWater’s activities in Indiana, please contact Todd Pedersen, vice president of corporate development at

About SkyWater Technology

SkyWater (NASDAQ: SKYT) is a U.S.-owned semiconductor manufacturer and a DMEA-accredited Category 1A Trusted Foundry. SkyWater’s Technology as a ServiceSM model streamlines the path to production for customers with development services, volume production and heterogeneous integration solutions in its world-class U.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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