The University of Illinois is Creating a Unique Location for Semiconductor Growth

Categories : EnterpriseWorks, Research Park
Posted on: July 12, 2023

The University of Illinois Research Park was recently featured in an IntersectIllinois article covering the SEMICON West Conference happening this week, July 11-13, 2023, in San Francisco, California. The article discussed the challenge faced by the global microelectronics industry in finding a location with like-minded companies and talent to grow the semiconductor workforce and expertise.

Illinois is considered to be a state in a unique position, being able to offer a wide variety of manufacturing and tech opportunities. Intersect Illinois wrote that Illinois is the “perfect location for semiconductor companies” and called out the innovation happening in the Research Park. Several companies mentioned in the article emerged from the EnterpriseWorks Incubator, including Cygnus Photonics, Inprentus, Starfire Industries, and TipTek. Of those companies, TipTek and Cygnus Photonics are still part of the Research Park ecosystem.

Inprentus Lab Work

InteresectIllinois noted that this region has the “talent, location, infrastructure, ecosystem, and support” needed for semiconductor growth, and Research Park’s role in the industry is not going unnoticed.

Read the entire article on the Intersect Illinois website.