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Department of Commerce Posts Industry Recommendations on CHIPS Act Implementation

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Department of Commerce Posts Industry Recommendations on CHIPS Act Implementation

The Department of Commerce has published a summary of industry recommendations on the implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act, which provides $52.7 million in subsidies for semiconductor research, manufacturing and workforce development.

Small and large businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations responded to a request for information developed by the department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said the responses will be used to create a transparent strategy that involves all stakeholders.

The respondents suggested ensuring close coordination among programs, implementing a private capital multiplier requirement for subsidies and investing in a skilled workforce, the Department of Commerce said Thursday.

They also offered recommendations regarding intellectual property guidelines; research and design programs; and science, technology, engineering and math education.

More than 250 responses were received from design and software developers, integrated device makers, materials suppliers, equipment vendors and other participants in the semiconductor supply chain.

Thirty-seven percent of the responses came from large businesses, 22 percent came from small businesses and 23 percent came from nonprofits, the department said.

The full report can be found on CHIPS .gov, a newly launched government website that outlines the Biden administration‘s priorities for the CHIPS and Science Act.

The Department of Commerce said it will release a strategy for its CHIPS Program Office in the coming weeks.

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