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Former Microsoft Silicon Projects Partner Joins CHIPS for America R&D Office

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Former Microsoft Silicon Projects Partner Joins CHIPS for America R&D Office

Jay Lewis, formerly a partner at Microsoft’s Silicon Projects, has joined the CHIPS Research and Development Office, where he will oversee programmatic and functional areas supporting the National Semiconductor Technology Center.

The Department of Commerce expects that a new independent, nonprofit entity would begin operating the NSTC, which supports the development of innovative semiconductor technology in the United States.

In his new role, Lewis will manage CHIPS R&D’s relationship with the center and represent CHIPS R&D-sponsored NSTC programs before leaders in government and industry, advisory committees and national and international conferences and forums, the National Institute of Standards and Technology said.

Lewis has decades of leadership experience in government and industry organizations. As Microsoft’s Silicon Projects partner, he led strategic projects focused on the future of the chip supply chain, according to his LinkedIn profile. He also established a partnership with the Department of Defense to secure a domestic semiconductor supply.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Lewis served the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for over five years, including as the deputy director of its Microsystems Technology Office.

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