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July 1st, 2010

Innovation in the US Heartland

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The University of Notre Dame also is home to the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND), one of four research centres throughout the US focused on developing the next-generation computer chip architecture. The partnership between the city of South Bend and Notre Dame, which includes the city's $50 million commitment to support commercialisation, reportedly played a role in the decision by Semiconductor Research Corp.'s Nanotechnology Research Initiative to locate an operation in South Bend.

Established in March, the MIND consortium includes Purdue University, the University of Illinois, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Michigan, Argonne National Laboratory, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Among the industry partners in MIND are GlobalFoundries, IBM Corp., Intel Corp., Micron Technology Inc., and Texas Instruments Inc.

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