SIA News Roundup




New Report Identifies Target Areas for CHIPS R&D Investments

Press Release

The report, titled “American Semiconductor Research: Leadership Through Innovation,” highlights the importance of government-industry collaboration on two historic new entities—the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC) and the National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program (NAPMP)—created by the CHIPS and Science Act.


U.S. chip industry body urges R&D infrastructure upgrade with Chips Act funds


"In the semiconductor industry, that kind of money, especially when we're talking about efforts towards scale up, will be spent very, very quickly. So it's really important that an understanding of where the existing infrastructure is provided, so that it can be leveraged," said Eric Breckenfeld, director of technology policy at SIA, which released a report with Boston Consulting Group suggesting how the funding could be spent.

5 target areas for the CHIPS Act

Electronics 360

“Semiconductor R&D is essential to the innovations powering America’s economy, national security, advanced manufacturing and critical supply chains,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “Enactment of the CHIPS and Science Act was a major step toward reinvigorating domestic chip production and innovation for years to come. The ‘Leadership Through Innovation’ study is a roadmap for implementing the new law’s R&D provisions and ensuring sustained U.S. leadership in chip technology.”

Economic future of U.S. depends on making engineering cool

The Washington Post

On a recent afternoon, an unusual group of visitors peered through a window at Purdue University students tinkering in a lab: two dozen executives from the world’s biggest semiconductor companies.


Tech war: Shanghai launches new campus to train personnel for semiconductor sector as US curbs decrease China’s chip talent pool

South China Morning Post

The municipal government of Shanghai, China’s largest city and semiconductor highland, has launched a new campus to train fresh talent for the domestic chip industry, as the country casts a wide net for skilled personnel after Washington’s latest hi-tech restrictions.

Shenzhen’s quantum research institute sets up special unit to seek breakthroughs in China’s semiconductor ‘choke points’

South China Morning Post

Shenzhen’s quantum research institute has set up a new unit aimed at achieving breakthroughs in the “choke points” of integrated circuit (IC) technology, a field that China wants to achieve greater self-sufficiency in as the US ramps up trade restrictions.

If China can’t get American tech, maybe US allies will be more open to supplying chips

South China Morning Post

With the US ban on critical computer chips threatening to derail China’s development in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and supercomputers, analysts say that enhancing coordination with American allies could prove decisive for Beijing.


Von der Leyen tries to demine transatlantic trade dispute


The European Union and United States are trying to take the heat out of a transatlantic trade dispute by creating a task force to tackle a dispute over U.S. electric vehicle tax breaks, in a move that will enable wider talks on technology and trade to go ahead.

U.S. should be at center of CPTPP, Japanese foreign minister says

Nikkei Asia

The U.S. should return to the broad cross-Pacific free trade agreement it helped to forge, Japan's Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said on Saturday, as rising geopolitical tensions in the Indo-Pacific make strengthening cooperation a priority.

Canada to seek membership to Indo-Pacific Economic Framework


Canada will seek membership to the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to further economic cooperation in the region, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said on Thursday following a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Ottawa.

UK says has completed most of India trade deal, will only sign once happy


Britain has completed the majority of sections of a free trade agreement with India but will only sign off on the deal once happy that it is fair and reciprocal, trade department minister Greg Hands said on Wednesday.


The next wonder semiconductor

Science Daily

In a study that confirms its promise as the next-generation semiconductor material, UC Santa Barbara researchers have directly visualized the photocarrier transport properties of cubic boron arsenide single crystals.

First online database of photocharged materials developed for battery research


Materials chemistry is a rapidly evolving area of research, with thousands of various semiconductors, and more materials being added all the time. What material among this variety would be the best for application in solar batteries, for example? How should such a material look like if it has not yet been synthesized?

Fabless IDMs Redefine The Leading Edge

Semiconductor Engineering

Large systems companies are looking more like integrated device manufacturers, designing their own advanced chips, packages, and systems for internal use. But because these are not pure-play chip companies, they are disrupting a 10-year cadence of customization and standardization that has defined the chip industry from its inception, and extending the period of innovation without the associated economies of scale.

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