Purdue University has been ranked first in education among Fast Company Magazine's Top 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2023. The university is the only university among the prestigious list of companies, leading NASA (No. 17) and The Walt Disney Company (No. 25). Fast Company is a media brand that focuses on the relationship between business, innovation, and design. It draws in influential individuals, businesses, and minds to discuss the future of business.
Purdue answered the call to increase the number of available experts in the semiconductor industry by launching the Semiconductor Degrees Program, a suite of degrees and credentials to enable a quick ramp-up of in-demand skilled talent and create the next generation of semiconductor experts and personnel. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo toured campus research facilities in 2022 and noted that the graduates from these programs “will be at the forefront of innovation as we revitalize American manufacturing.”
Purdue also announced plans to build the Midwest’s first semiconductor chip design center and a $1.8 billion semiconductor manufacturing facility, thanks to its partnerships with MediaTek Inc. and SkyWater Technology, respectively. The chip design center will be the first of its kind, housed directly on a university campus. Mark Lundstrom, senior advisor to Purdue President Mung Chiang and the university's semiconductor officer, noted that “Chips are the most sophisticated technology that human beings produce, and it takes a highly educated workforce to manufacture them.”
Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the global leader in sales enablement automation, has also been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. CEO and Co-Founder of Bigtincan, David Keane, noted that “while the sales industry has been experiencing drastic change with evolving customer expectations and demands for buying environments, Bigtincan has been pushing the envelope of what is possible with technology.” The company focuses on enabling businesses to provide their customers with modern buying experiences they expect now and in the future, utilizing tools like artificial intelligence (AI) and extended reality (XR).
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