The ‘Three Amigos’ Talk Microchips
News about the recent North American Leaders’ Summit reports on progress on an agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada to act together to boost the economies of the three countries. A major focus is making North America a major global hub for semiconductor manufacturing. That effort includes an agreement between ASU and Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S. to train people to work in the semiconductor sector in some Mexican states along the U.S. southwestern border area. The U.S. State Department is now arranging for CHIPS and Science Act funds to establish secure supply chains for the partner countries. ASU’s support involves the Fulton Schools office of Global Outreach and Extended Education, which is working with industry, government and university leaders to advance the workforce partnership.
See also: ASU, Mexico partner to boost production of semiconductors in North America, ASU News
Kyle Squires, dean of the Fulton Schools, joined semiconductor industry representatives to address Mexican government and education officials during their visit to Arizona, which included a tour of the ASU MacroTechnology Works engineering research facility and a local Intel company manufacturing plant.