Durbin, Underwood visit NIU to herald$1.5M investment in advanced electronics initiative

DeKalb– U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood visited Northern Illinois University on Wednesday to herald a recent $1.5 million federal investment for a 4,200-square-foot microchip innovation and workforce development hub on campus.

NIU is in the process of converting its existing lab space into a fabrication lab dedicated to education, research and development, and small-business incubation to drive innovation across northern Illinois and help address the global microchip shortage.

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