Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced that Indiana will host the first ever SEMIEXPO In The Heartland in 2025, welcoming semiconductor innovators, industry leaders and policymakers to the state’s capital city. Gov. Holcomb, along with leadership of SEMI Americas, announced Indiana’s selection today onstage at SEMICON West 2024 in San Francisco. SEMIEXPO In The Heartland – the first event of its kind to be hosted in the U.S. Midwest – will be held April 1-2, 2025, at the Indiana Convention Center.

“Indiana’s economy is experiencing serious positive momentum.  We’ve spent decades cultivating the industries and economies of the future and I’m so grateful leaders like SEMI continue to take notice,” said Gov. Holcomb. “I couldn’t be prouder of the way Indiana has answered the call to support U.S. innovation and growth in the semiconductor industry.  As our leadership role continues to expand, Indiana will be centrally involved in solving the myriad of challenges that lie ahead by advancing the key innovations that will power the world around us. Bringing the semiconductor industry to the Midwest for this inaugural event will further showcase our advanced manufacturing leadership and position Hoosiers and our shared economy for even more industrial growth opportunities.”

The state has made a strategic effort to grow its semiconductor industry, launching the AMPD Task Force in 2022 to create a competitive environment and help companies start and locate in Indiana. Since then, the state has attracted seven new semiconductor companies, secured a federal tech hub designation for microelectronics, and broke ground on a new, 10-acre public-private microelectronics hub.

Hosted by SEMI, a global industry association for the semiconductor design and manufacturing supply chain, the event will focus on microelectronics innovation and deployments in smart manufacturing and smart mobility to further the domestic semiconductor ecosystem. The event will unite semiconductor industry stakeholders in smart manufacturing and smart mobility – two of the key end markets on the path to $1 trillion in annual semiconductor revenue – to create opportunities for collaboration and growth. Discussions will highlight the deployment of smart manufacturing tools, technologies and methods supporting the creation of semiconductors and work to address technical issues and supply chain dynamics in the semiconductor, sensor and mobility ecosystems.

“Purdue is delighted to partner with the State of Indiana to host SemiExpo in the Heartland, an opportunity to showcase the growing semiconductor ecosystem in the Midwest and an exceptional talent pipeline,” said Mung Chiang, President, Purdue University. “The announcement by SK hynix to build the nation’s first advanced packaging fab and R&D center near Purdue’s West Lafayette campus is the most recent example of a growing semiconductor cluster that includes MediaTek, the Silicon Crossroads Microelectronic Commons, and a growing partnership with imec, the world’s leading independent semiconductor R&D organization. With the investments that Purdue, Indiana, and our Midwest partners have announced, we are creating an impactful role in the nation’s semiconductor innovation ecosystem.”

“With growing activity for both automotive electronics and smart manufacturing in the Midwestern region, SEMIEXPO In The Heartland will provide a key opportunity for collaboration,” said Joe Stockunas, president of SEMI Americas. “These are important end markets that are advancing the semiconductor industry on the path to $1 trillion in annual revenue, and we’re excited to kick off our inaugural event in Indianapolis.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), Applied Research Institute (ARI), Purdue University and Visit Indy are partnering to bring SEMIEXPO in the Heartland to Indianapolis. ARI and Purdue University will also host industry meetings in conjunction with the event, bringing their Silicon Crossroads Microelectronics Commons Hub and Purdue Semiconductor Degree Leadership meetings and respective stakeholders to Indianapolis.