Commerce Department Announces Agreement for Samsung Chip Facilities

Preliminary agreement proposes investing $6.4 billion into facility construction and expansion in Texas. The Department of Commerce announced that it has reached a non-binding domestic manufacturing agreement with…

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Commerce Secretary Holds Annual Meeting with Japan Counterpart

They review progress on economic cooperation in Washington, D.C. This week, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) Saito Ken held their…

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Preliminary Agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Announced

President Biden says, if finalized, will provide $6.6 billion to build U.S.-based manufacturing facilities This week, President Joe Biden announced a preliminary agreement with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

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Secretary Blinken Says Ukraine Will Become NATO Member

He and other member representatives discuss the annual summit to be held in Washington. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other leaders from the North Atlantic Treaty…

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Commerce Department Reaches Preliminary Agreement with Intel

 CHIPS funding would support Intel manufacturing in four states. The Commerce Department announced that it has reached a preliminary agreement with Intel Corporation, offering the company $8.5 billion…

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Commerce Secretary Speaks on CHIPS and Science Act Anniversary

She and the president intend for the U.S. to produce 20 percent of the world’s leading-edge microchips by 2030. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo recently spoke at the…

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Labor Department Develops Workforce Exchange Program with Japan

A department leader visits Japanese semiconductor centers to organize an exchange. The Department of Labor’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Brent Parton visited Japan over the weekend to organize…

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Senate Subcommittee Chair Disappointed U.S. Chips Found in Russian Weapons

He says U.S. companies have the ability to track their products and do more. The Senate held a hearing with U.S. microchip manufacturers on Tuesday, reviewing reports that…

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White House Announces $5 Billion for Semiconductor Research

The administration establishes a center for research and a public-private development consortium. President Biden’s administration has announced a $5 billion investment into domestic semiconductor research and development (R&D),…

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The Pentagon Invests in Revitalizing U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing

The grants are part of the RESHAPE initiative. The Department of Defense (DOD) has granted contracts totaling $49 million to Micross Components and the government of Osceola County,…

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