The state will invest
The work focuses on the development of new, smaller semiconductors for computers and technology used in industries, including solar power, healthcare and aviation.
Small and powerful semiconductors are a handful of technologies that are going to define the next 20 or 30 years globally.
The public-private partnership, known as the
The idea is to use the facility to attract researchers and private companies to create a high-tech cluster in
The businesses come for the facility and the equipment and the research and the businesses stay for the cluster of the companies that are working on the project. The state finances the magnet that attracts the companies.
GE's work focuses on developing low-cost silicon carbide wafers, which are more efficient and powerful than traditional silicon chips.
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