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Microelectronics give researchers a remote control for biological robots

The hybrid “eBiobots” are the first to combine soft materials, living muscle and microelectronics, said researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University and collaborating institutions. They described their centimeter-scale biological machines in the journal Science Robotics.

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News | January 18, 2023

Illinois-led initiative receives funding from Intel to update microelectronics education and create new pathways to industry

In the past, the United States produced 40% of the world’s microelectronics. It currently produces 10-12%. To address this strategic gap, the CHIPS and Science Act appropriated $52.7 billion to revitalize the domestic microelectronics and semiconductor industry. Achieving this goal will require developing and expanding the domestic workforce.

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News | January 17, 2023

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Profile video of transistor inventor John Bardeen

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Profile video of LED inventor Nick Holonyak Jr.

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