Creating a Collaborative Approach to CHIPS Act Objectives and Innovation

Event Date: November 3, 2023
Location: Top of the Hill
Conference Center 1
Constitution Ave NE
Washington D.C. 20002
Contact Name: Lynn Zentner
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School or Program: College of Engineering
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Purdue University and imec will host a by-invitation workshop in Washington, DC on Friday, November 3. The event will gather thought leaders from academia, industry, and government to explore enhancing US competitiveness in the semiconductor sector through a broad and coordinated national capabilities network. A major goal of the workshop will be to assess the current state of the art and requirements for a national infrastructure with cross-cutting capabilities to help realize the transformative objectives of the CHIPS Act. The workshop will provide an opportunity to network with and learn from other leaders whose expertise ranges from materials to chips and from design to manufacturing.

Of specific interest are online platforms to enable the community, such as Chipshub, to take us “from class to fab,” and cloud-based capabilities supporting chip design and manufacturing. Tangible outcomes from the workshop will include a report summarizing the panel discussions and connections fostered across organizations to be used to drive national actions toward creating full-stack solutions.

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. Imec leverages its state-of-the-art infrastructure and its team of more than 5,500 employees and top researchers for R&D in advanced semiconductor and system scaling, silicon photonics, artificial intelligence, beyond 5G communications and sensing technologies, and in application domains such as health and life sciences, mobility, industry 4.0, agrofood, smart cities, sustainable energy, and education. Imec unites world-industry leaders across the semiconductor value chain, international tech, pharma, medical, and ICT companies, start-ups, academia, and knowledge centers.