Strategy for U.S. Semiconductor Leadership to be Previewed at SEMICON West

White House-led panel to address U.S. goal to lead in development of next-generation microelectronics

SAN FRANCISCO – July 6, 2018 – SEMICON West next week will host a White House-led discussion of the anticipated national leadership strategy for semiconductors, a multi-agency initiative led by top U.S. government national security and economic organizations.

Next Wednesday, July 11, a panel of U.S. officials representing agencies involved in leading the strategy will address federal research and development (R&D), investment and acquisition priorities aimed at ensuring the U.S. remains the global leader in the semiconductor industry.

As global economic trends and technologies such as artificial intelligence evolve, and foreign governments increasingly lure microelectronics manufacturing investments overseas, the U.S. strategy for manufacturing advanced semiconductors and driving research and development (R&D) in technology innovation has become an economic priority.

The White House selected SEMICON West, organized by SEMI, as the site for the discussion and this urgent call to action because of the event’s central role in bringing together critical industries across the global electronics supply chain. The multi-agency panel will outline activities and new policies under development to ensure U.S. strategic leadership in microelectronics, including focused investment in innovations key to the next generation of devices for commercial and government use. The initiative also includes public-private partnerships to accelerate the capabilities of advanced semiconductors for critical applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), cyber, secure communications, the internet of things (IoT) and big data analytics.





National Strategy for Semiconductor and Microelectronic Innovation
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 11
Yerba Buena Theater, 700 Howard St., San Francisco
Dr. Lloyd Whitman, Principal Assistant Director, Physical Sciences and Engineering, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Sankar Basu, Program Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation
Dr. Eric W. Forsythe, Flexible Electronics Team Leader, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Dr. Jeremy Muldavin, Deputy Director of Defense Software & Microelectronics Activities, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering
Dr. Robinson Pino, Acting Research Division Director, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Office of Science, Department of Energy


SEMICON Westis organized by SEMI Americas to connect more than2,000 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMICON West is celebrating its 47th year as the flagship event for the semiconductor industry. Find more at

About SEMI

SEMI® connects over 2,000 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit and follow SEMI on  LinkedIn and  Twitter.


Mike Hall, SEMI Global, +1.408.943.7988
Scott Stevens, for SEMI Americas, +1.512.288.4050



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