Mar. 13, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- EMP Shield, a company focused on protecting electronics from damaging magnetic pulses, plans to invest $1.9 billion in a new computer chip manufacturing facility in Burlington, Kansas, according to reports.

EMP Shield plans to operate four production lines in the approximately 235,000-square-foot facility in the new industrial park, producing thousands of chips per week. The facility is expected to create more than 1,200 jobs.

"Coffey County met all the requirements for CHIP Act funding. Everything is in place, and the strong support from the state will hopefully bring us closer to a favorable federal response," said Tim Carty, Founder and Chief Engineer, EMP Shield.