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  • PSC Highlights NDAA, Omnibus Provisions of High Interest to Federal Contractors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    PSC Highlights NDAA, Omnibus Provisions of High Interest to Federal Contractors

    The Professional Services Council has welcomed the passage of the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act and an omnibus spending bill in Congress and identified several provisions in the measures that could have a potential impact on the federal contracting sector. PSC said Tuesday the NDAA and the Consolidated Appropriations Act contain provisions that […] More

  • NIST, AIM Photonics Seek to Develop Faster Chips With New Tool - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NIST, AIM Photonics Seek to Develop Faster Chips With New Tool

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology and AIM Photonics will work on a new tool that could help developers design new integrated photonic circuits used in high-performance computing systems and fiber-optic networks under a cooperative research and development agreement. Under the partnership, NIST will develop calibration structures that could be used in testing and […] More

  • SIA-Boston Consulting Report Calls for Federal Investment in Chip Design - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SIA-Boston Consulting Report Calls for Federal Investment in Chip Design

    U.S. leadership in semiconductor design can be maintained in the long run if the federal government invests between $20 billion and $30 billion in research and development until 2030, according to a joint report by the Semiconductor Industry Association and Boston Consulting Group. The report, published Wednesday, noted that the CHIPS and Science Act provides […] More

  • NSF, Micron to Fund Semiconductor Learning Framework Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NSF, Micron to Fund Semiconductor Learning Framework Development

    The National Science Foundation will work with semiconductor manufacturing company Micron Technology to finance the creation of an industry learning framework for colleges and universities. The cross-sector partnership will see NSF and Micron, through the Micron Foundation, invest $5 million each to develop educational materials on semiconductor design and manufacturing for students and professors to […] More

  • IBM to Expand Tech Ecosystem in New York With $20B Investment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM to Expand Tech Ecosystem in New York With $20B Investment

    IBM has announced plans to invest $20 billion in the state of New York’s Hudson Valley Region over the next decade to advance discoveries in the field of semiconductors, quantum computers, hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence. The announcement coincides with the visit of President Joe Biden to IBM’s manufacturing site in Poughkeepsie, New York, the […] More

  • Google, NIST Sign Chip R&D Cooperation Agreement; Laurie Locascio Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Google, NIST Sign Chip R&D Cooperation Agreement; Laurie Locascio Quoted

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology has teamed up with Google to create a new suite of chips designed to help researchers and technology startups measure the performance of artificial intelligence memory devices. Under a cooperative research and development agreement, Google will shoulder the initial cost of constructing and operating a production facility while […] More

  • Intel Commences $20B Semiconductor Expansion in Ohio - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intel Commences $20B Semiconductor Expansion in Ohio

    Intel has inaugurated a $20 billion project to establish a semiconductor manufacturing site, which the company dubbed Silicon Heartland, in Ohio. Officials broke ground on the first of two state-of-the-art chipmaking facilities that Intel plans to build in Licking County through 2025, the company said Friday. U.S. President Joe Biden, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and […] More

  • NSF, Intel to Fund STEM Education Projects to Advance Semiconductor Manufacturing Workforce - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NSF, Intel to Fund STEM Education Projects to Advance Semiconductor Manufacturing Workforce

    The National Science Foundation and Intel have launched a funding program to support educational initiatives aimed at helping develop the semiconductor manufacturing workforce in the U.S. The two parties will provide $10 million in investment for projects focused on workforce development for high-technology fields that are critical to future semiconductor design and manufacturing, NSF said Thursday. The […] More

  • Micron to Build $15B Memory Manufacturing Fab in Idaho - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Micron to Build $15B Memory Manufacturing Fab in Idaho

    Semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology will invest approximately $15 billion in the construction of a new memory manufacturing fab near the company’s research and development center in Boise, Idaho. The manufacturing plant will be the first facility of its kind to be built in the U.S. in 20 years and will create more than 17,000 new […] More

  • SkyWater, Google Partner to Release Open Source Silicon Development Tool - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SkyWater, Google Partner to Release Open Source Silicon Development Tool

    SkyWater Technology is collaborating with Google‘s public sector arm to provide an open source capability for the former’s 90-nanometer fully depleted silicon on insulator complementary metal-oxide semiconductor process technology. The company said Thursday it secured $15 million in funding from the Department of Defense to release a new commercial SKY90-FD open source chip design offering […] More

  • Senate OKs $280B CHIPS Act; Sen. Mark Warner Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Senate OKs $280B CHIPS Act; Sen. Mark Warner Quoted

    A $280 billion funding bill that seeks to strengthen the U.S. semiconductor chip manufacturing capability is now awaiting approval from the House of Representatives following the Senate’s 64-33 vote on Wednesday to pass the bipartisan legislation. The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 calls for over $52 billion in funding to support the domestic production […] More

  • SkyWater to Build $1.8B Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility at Purdue University - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SkyWater to Build $1.8B Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility at Purdue University

    Semiconductor manufacturer SkyWater Technology will establish a $1.8 billion research, development and production facility in Indiana as part of a private-public partnership with the state and Purdue University. The semiconductor manufacturing facility is planned to address global microelectronics shortages, advance domestic energy and utility supply chains and create job opportunities for local workers, the company […] More

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