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Project Details
Economic Development
The SW Ohio Integrated Microsystems Workforce & Research Center
Ohio is the new home of the leading US semiconductor company’s state-of-the-art fabrication facilities, which requires a highly trained workforce. Center will enhance educational opportunities; promote advanced manufacturing; and expand research into an experiential platform for workforce training. Equipment sought will allow UD & SCC to provide specialized educational experiences, in consultation with subject matter experts from Intel, to accelerate advanced manufacturing success in our region.
Organization Details
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio. 45469
Organization Contact Details
Gul Kremer
Dean of Engineering
University of Dayton
(937) 229-2736
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio. 45469
S. Ted Bucaro, University of Dayton (937) 229-4158,
David Ashley, University of Dayton (937) 229-5099,
Adam Murka, Sinclair Community College (937) 512-2947
Mark Gillman, SMI, (202) 669-1150,
Eileen Austria, EFA Solutions, (937) 631-1409,
Location Details
Dayton, OH
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
Remainder to be self-funded
Equipment Purchases
The request is for capital equipment. The University of Dayton will provide a Class 100 cleanroom laboratory facility to house the new equipment plus consolidate existing equipment by renovating existing space or building new space; the estimated cost is $2,500,00 (5,000 sq. ft. x $500/sq. ft.).
The partners will pursue applicable state and private funding sources, as appropriate.
Community Details
Reshoring of advanced chip manufacturing is a national priority and great opportunity for Ohio. Up to 90% of semiconductor chips are manufactured in East Asia, resulting in economic and national security challenges. The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 recognizes the critical need to increase domestic chip production to address supply-chain and defense issues, as well as to encourage investment in U.S. advanced chip manufacturing. Two new chip fabrication facilities are already under construction in Central Ohio, a projected investment of $20B. The CHIPS Act will likely expand the operation to eight facilities and a $100 billion investment over the next decade.

A large support ecosystem will develop around this fabrication facility, creating 3-4 new jobs for each manufacturing employee. The 3,000 new workers in the first two facilities will likely yield 10,000+ additional workers in the local supply and service systems. Southwest Ohio is ideally located to be a major contributor to both workforce development and logistics support. Creating the requisite high-quality and greatly expanded workforce is also a major component of the Act.

251 to 500
500 to 1000
The key deliverable will be significant increases in workforce ready graduates and technicians. Increases in the number of students in related disciplines will increase faculty/researcher staffing levels. While faculty/research jobs may be in the 25-50 range, those jobs will leverage an estimated 100 educated/trained workers ready to enter the chip industry annually. Assuming 100 graduates per year, that will result in the ability to fill the demand for about 500 new jobs over the next 3-5 years. The availability of a state-of-the-art cleanroom will also retain graduate students, postdocs, industry collaborators, and users from other universities. This will allow graduates from prior years to remain, while the initiative continues to generate 100 graduates per year.
Advanced Manufacturing
Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren
Additional Details
S. Ted Bucaro, Government Relations Director

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