The U.S. Department of Defense on Wednesday selected Massachusetts to steer a regional microelectronics hub, positioning the state for progress in a burgeoning business that the Healey administration hopes will attain a degree of significance akin to the state’s life science business.
The federal authorities awarded $19.7 million to the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition (NEMC) — made up of greater than 85 organizations throughout seven states and led by quasi-public company MassTech — to go towards “a regional hub that will advance the microelectronics needs of the U.S. Department of Defense while spurring new jobs, workforce training opportunities and investment in the region’s advanced manufacturing and technology centers,” in line with MassTech.
The coalition submitted the proposal in March to the DoD’s Microelectronics Commons program, which makes use of funds from the not too long ago handed CHIPS and Science Act to invigorate the nation’s home semiconductor and microelectronics business.
MGM again to regular after cyberattack
Normal operations are again at the entire casinos and lodges run by MGM Resorts International within the U.S., the corporate mentioned Wednesday, 10 days after a cyberattack led the corporate to close down reservation and bank card processing in an effort to guard its knowledge.
In statements posted to X, previously often called Twitter, the corporate mentioned resort providers, eating, leisure, swimming pools and spas had been operational. It additionally mentioned its web site and telephone app had been taking eating and spa reservations whereas the corporate works to revive lodge reserving and loyalty reward capabilities.
Details in regards to the extent of the information breach weren’t instantly disclosed, together with what data could have been compromised and the way a lot the break-in value the corporate.