MassTech Collaborative-led proposal selected by U.S. Department of Defense through highly competitive process aimed at advancing manufacturing of microelectronics and semiconductors.
September 25, 2023

The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced that Massachusetts has been awarded $19.7 million in funding for fiscal year 2023 through the federal CHIPS and Science Act to establish the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub (NEMC), a regional hub that will advance the microelectronics needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) while spurring new jobs, workforce training opportunities, and investment in the region’s advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. 

Lincoln Laboratory is one of 90 members organizations of the NEMC hub. "MIT Lincoln Laboratory is truly excited to expand our collaborations with the microelectronics ecosystem in the northeast region and beyond. We have a long history of bridging the microelectronics lab-to-fab gap and providing prototype systems to help strengthen our national security. We look forward to broadening this mission with new partners and to helping establish the fabrication infrastructure in our region to strengthen our economy," says Robert Atkins, head of Lincoln Laboratory's Advanced Technology Division.