University-Industry Partnerships Key to CHIPS Act Goals
Universities in the U.S. are taking on the challenges arising from the government’s decision to expand federal investment in domestic production of semiconductors. In Arizona, ASU is stepping up efforts to expand work in its research and development facilities, form new business partnerships and support new state initiatives aimed at helping the nation move into a more robust global leadership position in the semiconductor industry. Kyle Squires, dean of the Fulton Schools, says ASU is prepared to play key roles in advancing microelectronic and semiconductor chip technologies, teaching more courses in these fields and expanding workforce training. Squires points out that the Fulton Schools are already actively supporting large chip manufacturers in Arizona like the Intel and TSMC companies.