Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is releasing a new strategy to strengthen the microelectronics research and development (R&D) innovation ecosystem in America. As called for in the bipartisan CHIPS for America Act, the National Strategy on Microelectronics Research outlines key goals and actions over the next five years. These actions will build on the Biden-Harris Administration’s industrial strategy to revitalize domestic manufacturing, create good-paying American jobs, strengthen supply chains and help secure future leadership in the semiconductor industry for the security and prosperity of the United States and its allies and partners.

“Decades ago, American innovation sparked the microelectronics revolution, technology that now underpins nearly every aspect of our society, including communications, entertainment, health care, finance, energy, and transportation,” said OSTP Deputy Director for National Security Steve Welby. “This whole-of-government strategy encourages the microelectronics R&D community to bring their diverse expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and drive to focus on a common purpose—to ensure that America remains a global leader in this important field. We now turn to the implementation of this strategy, leveraging the once-in-generation investments by government and the private sector—fueled by President Biden’s CHIPS and Science Act and the urgency to energize U.S. semiconductor innovation for the future.”

The National Strategy on Microelectronics Research provides the framework for federal departments and agencies, academia, industry, labor, nonprofits, and international allies and partners to address key needs to four interconnected goals:

• Enable and accelerate research advances for future generations of microelectronics
• Support, build, and bridge microelectronics infrastructure from research to manufacturing
• Grow and sustain the technical workforce for the microelectronics research and development to manufacturing ecosystem
• Create a vibrant microelectronics innovation ecosystem to accelerate the transition of research and development to U.S. industry

More on this strategy: Developed by the Subcommittee on Microelectronics Leadership of the National Science and Technology Council, this strategy leverages the historic investments in the CHIPS & Science Act to revitalize and connect with the full breadth of microelectronics R&D activities and infrastructure supported by the federal government. Implementation will contribute to a vibrant innovation ecosystem that accelerates new research breakthroughs, supports the transition of these advances to manufacturing, and provides good-paying jobs to people all across America – all key components of the Biden-Harris Administration’s work to deliver for the American people. More information and the full strategy are available here.


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