Semiconductors

A Whole-of-Nation Solution for a Whole-of-Nation Challenge

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Semiconductors are an essential part of our modern economy and critical to our national security. Now is the time for the U.S. to assert itself as a global leader in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) calls for funding to revitalize domestic manufacturing, with a specific callout for the creation of the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC).

Ensuring maximum benefit from government investments is critical for U.S. competitiveness. The NSTC must be designed and established strategically, breaking with historical norms to capitalize on the realities of the modern global semiconductor supply chain.

Private-public partnership amongst industry, government, academia, and investors is essential to achieving the impartial governance and revolutionary innovation needed to reassert U.S. leadership in semiconductor technology.

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The Semiconductor Alliance: Collaboration for Global Impact

The Semiconductor Alliance, led by MITRE Engenuity, is comprised of individual experts from all facets of the U.S. semiconductor ecosystem, including integrated device manufacturers, fab-less chip companies, providers of infrastructure, design and manufacturing tools, and technology innovators from industry and academia.

These stakeholders have joined together to create a vision and path for a more resilient and innovation-focused semiconductor supply chain, one that ensures American innovation truly leads to America growth.

American Innovation, American Growth: a Vision for the National Semiconductor Technology Center

To secure U.S. leadership in the next generation of semiconductor technologies, it is critical to translate world-leading R&D into mature, manufacturable technological innovations domestically.

In our white paper, MITRE Engenuity and The Semiconductor Alliance define the principles by which the NSTC can be established to ensure the U.S. makes the most of this opportunity to bring substantial funding and cross-sector collaboration to bear on the challenge of driving U.S. leadership in semiconductors for decades to come.

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Leaders Reimagining the Semiconductor Industry

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) calls for robust federal investment in the U.S. semiconductor industry. Maximizing this investment necessitates consultation with experts, and the future of the semiconductor industry can only be secured when technology change-makers are empowered, connected, and can innovate at scale.

In our Circuit Talk speaker series, MITRE Engenuity brings together thought leaders to reimagine the semiconductor ecosystem and drive generational change. It’s an open dialogue around complex technology issues framed in the backdrop of public policy and public good.

Each episode features insight and expertise from titans of industry, academia, and government, offering their takes on where the U.S. should invest, how it should prioritize, and what the future of the semiconductor industry could look like.

Stay Informed, Stay Active, Make an Impact

The NDAA’s call to create a National Semiconductor Technology Center is a unique opportunity to translate American innovation into American growth, but secure and assured access to semiconductors is a complex challenge that no one company can solve on its own.

The need for a self-sufficient supply chain across the U.S. and allied countries is paramount to economic resiliency and national security. Leaders must encourage domestic manufacturing of both legacy and leading-edge technologies, as well as invest in risk-takers who pursue new ideas, providing them the resources and environment to succeed “from lab to fab.”

Circuit Talk Speaker Series

Circuit Talk is a speaker series that creates an open dialogue around these complex technology issues, framed against the backdrop of public policy and public good.