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Investing in America’s Future

  • By Raj Jammy
  • September 16, 2022

A critical industry reaches an inflection point 

With the passage of the CHIPS and Science Act, America has taken a clear-eyed, confident step forward into the future. The semiconductor industry in America is now primed for a dramatic resurgence, paving the way for exponential growth throughout the entire ecosystem. 

Comprised of independent organizations excelling in their unique capabilities and research universities producing both groundbreaking innovations and innovators, our nation’s semiconductor industry has the components necessary to reassert its position as a global leader in microelectronics. Now, with the passage of this legislation, these disparate puzzle pieces begin to fit together. 

Empowering Industry through Effective Governance

In 2021, as the U.S. government began to escalate negotiations towards the passage of the legislation that has now been aptly named the CHIPS Act, MITRE Engenuity formed The Semiconductor Alliance. United under a common goal of a resilient U.S. semiconductor ecosystem that spurs holistic growth of industry, the economy, and U.S. jobs, the Alliance now includes organizations making up more than 50% of the global R&D share of the semiconductor industry. 

In advance of the creation of the much-needed National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC), The Semiconductor Alliance proved the effectiveness of collaborative thought leadership by publishing American Innovation American Growth, a white paper detailing how the NSTC can be structured and run to efficaciously achieve the objectives of the legislation.  

An essential component of the CHIPS Act, the establishment and operation of the NSTC and its sister program on packaging NAPMP accounts for $11+ billion of the $52+ billion allocated through this legislation. Proof of the collaborative capabilities of the American technological prowess, an effectively operated NSTC has the potential to unite an industry ecosystem that is spread throughout the nation, independently excelling at components across the full stack. 

Innovation through Collaboration

MITRE Engenuity and The Semiconductor Alliance stand ready to share our collective vision and support our shared mission of a resurgent US Semiconductor ecosystem through a marketplace for competitive ideas. Leading the NSTC through neutrality, orienting collaborative innovation towards a north star of the public good, will open the U.S. semiconductor industry to breakthrough technological innovation, manufacturing leadership, and supply chain resilience.  

Focusing on a unified national approach will strengthen America far beyond the semiconductor industry, bolstering the U.S. economy, creating American jobs, retaining intellectual assets, and reestablishing U.S. leadership. By uniting as a nation around this critical industry, we stand not only to reinforce a vital element of our national security posture but in turn drastically improve the quality of life of the average American.  


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Raj Jammy

As Chief Technologist, Dr. Raj Jammy is responsible for incubating and accelerating technologies in partnership with the private sector, and for developing strategic frameworks that promote technologies for the public good. Passionate about technology as well as building highly motivated teams, he has worked with many leading companies and nurtured many collaborations across the globe. A seasoned semiconductor/electronics industry executive, Dr. Jammy brings 25 years of experience to his role at MITRE Engenuity.

Prior to joining MITRE Engenuity, Dr. Jammy served as Vice President of Materials and Emerging Technologies at SEMATECH, a global semiconductor industry consortium, from 2008 to 2013. There, he worked with companies spanning the semiconductor ecosystem, including Intel, IBM, TSMC, GlobalFoundries, Samsung, CNSE, Qualcomm, UMC, as well as over 45 semiconductor equipment, SW, and materials suppliers. He oversaw the consortium’s efforts in front-end CMOS logic, novel memory technologies, 3D interconnects, and emerging beyond-CMOS technologies. As Chair of SEMATECH Executive Steering Council, he drove decisions on the technical programs, timing and budgets, reporting to the Board of Directors, in coordination with customer company executives. During his tenure, Dr. Jammy interacted extensively with senior leaders and decision makers in the global semiconductor industry value chain.

Since the start of his career at IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center in 1996, Dr. Jammy has fostered many collaborative relationships not just with companies, but with universities and government agencies in the US (DARPA, IARPA, DoE, DoD, DMEA, NIST, etc.) and around the world, including Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, France, Germany, UK, and Belgium.

Jammy holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, where he conducted part of his research at DoE’s Argonne National Laboratory. He holds more than 50 US patents, and is the author/co-author of over 225 publications/presentations.