CHIPS Act Funding Details Begin to Emerge

The U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this month outlined how it and other government agencies will disburse $50 billion from the CHIPS Act to chipmakers and other semiconductor-related groups. More detailed funding documents are expected by early February. Around $28 billion, or nearly two-thirds of the total funding, will support Intel, Micron Technology, and other…

Chip CEOs Reach Out to White House

As CEOs of the leading chip companies signed a letter to U.S. President Biden urging him to prioritize funding for semiconductor manufacturing and research, the White House press secretary Jen Psaki said late last week in a press briefing that industry should expect an executive order to be signed within weeks. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) board…

Siemens Expands Program for Manufacturing Startups

It’s a term you don’t hear much these days—manufacturing startup. Siemens has announced the expansion of the startup Frontier Partner program run by Siemens Technology to Business (TTB) and Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software organization. The Frontier Partner program, focused on the Silicon Valley region, is designed to find, fund, and forge the “breakthrough…