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Commerce Department Taps SemiUS to Propel National Semiconductor Technology Center Vision

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Commerce Department Taps SemiUS to Propel National Semiconductor Technology Center Vision

The Department of Commerce has finalized an initial agreement with newly established nonprofit organization SemiUS to operate the anticipated National Semiconductor Technology Center, a pivotal element in President Joe Biden’s commitment to fortify U.S. technological leadership.

In a press statement issued Thursday, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo emphasized the NSTC’s role in establishing a robust semiconductor research and development ecosystem, positioning the U.S. as a global technological powerhouse, the National Institute of Standards and Technology said.

“We are building a strong semiconductor research and development ecosystem that will enable the U.S. to be the world’s technological superpower. The NSTC is at the center of this effort,” Raimondo said.

The agreement follows the announcement of SemiUS as the selected operator and the formation of its inaugural board of trustees. The NSTC, facilitated by the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act, aims to enhance domestic semiconductor manufacturing, support technical leadership and generate well-paying jobs.

SemiUS, the appointed operator, plans to initiate program activities in 2024, marking a significant step toward realizing the ambitious CHIPS for America vision outlined by the Department of Commerce.

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