Their aim is to foster advanced manufacturing in the United States and protect intellectual property amid increased global competition.
According to the companies involved, this partnership signifies a commitment to collaborate on ensuring the resiliency of the industry. The establishment of the Semiconductor Alliance looks to create a foundation for a whole-of-nation approach for a more innovation-focused US semiconductor industry and supply chain.
The alliance, led by MITRE Engenuity, has been created from working groups set up in 2021, and its principles were published in a white paper on American Innovation for American Growth summarising the Alliance’s whole-of-nation call to action for a fair and objective National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC).
Intel, Micron, Analog Devices and MITRE Engenuity are calling for greater engagement from industry and experts from all facets of the US semiconductor ecosystem, including integrated device manufacturers; fabless chip companies; providers of infrastructure, design, and manufacturing tools; and technology innovators from industry and academia.
The semiconductor industry in the US is seen as being at an inflection point and many in the industry are looking at ways to advance the foundation of innovation that will help solve the nation’s biggest challenges.
According to Ann Kelleher, executive vice president and general manager of Technology Development at Intel Corporation, “The Semiconductor Alliance is an open collaboration that will leverage current and future R&D investments by industry and government throughout the US and will support the spirit of the CHIPS for America Act to re-establish American industry leadership.”
“The increasingly integrated nature of semiconductors requires innovation across multiple technology dimensions, including materials, sensors, circuits, and architectures,” said Daniel Leibholz, chief technology officer, Analog Devices. “We are pleased to participate in this collaborative effort to ensure that we continue the remarkable pace of innovation in semiconductors, which are at the foundation of our modern economy.”
Laurie Giandomenico, MITRE chief acceleration officer and MITRE Engenuity leader, added, “The United States has an opportunity for generational impact in the face of growing strategic competition with China. By forging innovative partnerships based on trust and neutrality, Intel, Micron, Analog Devices, and MITRE Engenuity through the Semiconductor Alliance are aligning the interests of industry, government, and universities to collaborate and grow the semiconductor industry in the US.”