MITRE Engenuity, MITRE’s tech foundation for public good, has convened a cross-industry alliance of leading U.S. semiconductor companies to create The Semiconductor Alliance. The Semiconductor Alliance defines a strategic vision and implementation plan for U.S. government investments in semiconductor research and development, including a proposed National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC).
Recent congressional proposals have dedicated over $50 billion in federal funding to the U.S. semiconductor industry with a focus on boosting international competitiveness. The MITRE Engenuity-led alliance will provide an industry-driven plan to ensure that U.S. taxpayer investment will achieve U.S. economic growth and technology leadership for decades to come.
The U.S. semiconductor industry faces fierce international competition from countries around the world that seek to unseat U.S. global leadership in microelectronic innovation. “U.S. leadership in advanced semiconductor devices is critical. Investments like the one proposed by the U.S. Congress are needed to augment the U.S. industry’s global market share, but we need to invest it meaningfully,” said MITRE President and CEO Jason Providakes, Ph.D..