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reelement-rareearthReElement Technologies uses Purdue tech in rare earth elements production critical to semiconductor manufacturing, other new-age technologies

Many essential products, from smartphones and magnets to electric vehicles, semiconductors and wind turbines, need rare earth metals to perform.

space-roundupPurdue reputation in space brings better understanding of the stars, planets and everything in between

Purdue University isn’t just the Cradle of Astronauts. Honoring decades of tradition, key discoveries from Purdue space scientists and engineers are advancing knowledge of the universe and missions to the moon or Mars.

motorsports-workforceRacing executives cite critical workforce need during visit to Purdue University in Indianapolis

At the first motorsports symposium at Purdue University in Indianapolis, a wide array of topics were on the table. While machine learning and AI, electrification and hybrid technologies, driver safety, and autonomous racing were all discussed, one thing was made clear: the critical need for a skilled workforce.

nai-lovemarineroyamamotoNational Academy of Inventors names three Purdue faculty as 2023 fellows

Three Purdue University faculty members, including two from the College of Engineering and one from the College of Veterinary Medicine, have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced on Tuesday (Dec. 12).

imec-handshakeEuropean technology leader imec opens innovation hub at Purdue

Purdue University and Belgium-based technological innovation organization imec on Friday (Dec. 8) celebrated the grand opening of a research and development hub at the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration on Purdue’s campus. The presence of imec at Purdue will help facilitate groundbreaking advancements in semiconductor technologies.

semiconductor-closeupPurdue establishes an international footprint in chip technology and workforce innovation

Purdue University forges the future of the microelectronics industry, making new partners around the world and expanding its persistent pursuit of microchip advancement through the innovations, partnerships and programs highlighted in this roundup. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a Purdue expert, contact Brian Huchel,

mei-chenlabResearchers look to the human eye to boost computer vision efficiency

Conventional silicon architecture has taken computer vision a long way, but Purdue University researchers are developing an alternative path — taking a cue from nature — that they say is the foundation of an artificial retina. Like our own visual system, the device is geared to sense change, making it more efficient in principle than the computationally demanding digital camera systems used in applications like self-driving cars and autonomous robots.

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