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Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Announces State Funding for WPI

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Announces State Funding for WPI

WPI to Help Boost Semiconductor Chip Security

 State grant will support a new collaborative facility.

December 14, 2021

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Students demo cybersecurity research for President Leshin and Lt. Gov. Polito  alt
Students demo cybersecurity research for President Leshin and Lt. Gov. Polito

Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced a new million dollar award for WPI that will fund a cutting edge microscope and help create a collaborative research and development center in the university’s new academic building.  The new state-of-the-art device is the first of its kind in in the Northeast, and will help to detect flaws in semiconductor microchips which are critical to the automotive, power, and healthcare industries. Such flaws are a growing global problem facing the semiconductor industry, and they pose serious cybersecurity issues. In this new center WPI faculty and students will work with industry partners to advance secure manufacturing of semiconductor chips. The facility will also provide workforce development programs to promote better access and opportunities for jobs in the STEM field.

Read the press release from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
Baker-Polito Administration Awards $1 Million to WPI for Semiconductor Security Research Center