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Radiation Detection Technologies Plans Manhattan, Kansas, Operations

Radiation Detection Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor device manufacturer, will establish operations in Manhattan, Kansas. The $4 million project is expected to create 30 jobs over the next five years.

The company will construct a new facility and purchase new semiconductor processing equipment.

“With the support from the greater Manhattan area and the State of Kansas, we are happy and proud to be expanding semiconductor manufacturing in the state,” said RDT CEO Dr. Steven Bellinger. “This industry is growing around the world, and being able to conduct innovative R&D for the DoD, DOE, NIH, and NASA is exciting. We are confident that with the great veterans, university graduates, and the hard-working, results-driven workforce in Kansas, we have the talent pool we need to grow in the state.”

To meet the increase in demand for new and better semiconductors, RDT is investing in better production capabilities, more square footage, more employees, and additional equipment to manufacture semiconductor devices ranging from radiation detection to electric vehicle semiconductor power chips., according to state officials.

“Kansas is on the cutting edge of research across a wide range of industries, and this fuels the new businesses and jobs of the future,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland noted. “Our state’s innovation ecosystem and strong talent pipelines will continue to spark new business investment and create new jobs for Kansans.”

RDT was founded in 2011 by the Kansas State University Semiconductor Materials and Radiological Technologies (SMART) Lab in Manhattan. The company focuses on manufacturing state-of-the-art, high-quality semiconductor devices, semiconductor materials, radiation detectors, and electronic circuit technologies for use in multiple industries, including healthcare, defense, energy, and agriculture.

“The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce is very excited to support the expansion of Radiation Detection Technologies,” added Jason Smith, President and CEO of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce. “We appreciate the investment this innovative entrepreneurial company, which started at Kansas State University, is making in our region. RDT has gone from one employee to 22 and has supported Manhattan, K-State, and the state of Kansas since its founding in 2011. We look forward to partnering with RDT to expand semiconductor production capacity in the Greater Manhattan area. This growth will add a desired skill set and result in creating quality jobs, continued collaboration with Kansas State University, and enhanced economic prosperity for our region.”

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