Applied Materials Convenes Leaders from Industry, Academia and Government at “Summit to Advance Semiconductor Leadership”
U.S.Vice President Kamala Harrisjoins top leaders in the semiconductor R&D ecosystem to address key challenges facing growth and progress in the global chip industry
- Summit coincides with the launch of Applied’s new EPIC Center in
Discussions throughout the day were focused on three critical topics:
- Economic Sustainability: Government funding and incentives are a catalyst to accelerate investment in new manufacturing capacity and research and development (R&D). Participants discussed the key factors that can ensure these investments are sustainable and durable over multiple generations of technology, and how industry and government can work together to maximize the positive long-term impact.
- National Security: Advanced semiconductors are the foundational building blocks of modern society, underpinning new technologies that can address the world’s most important challenges. The summit examined how industry and government can collaborate in new ways to advance technology that improves the standard of living globally, while protecting national security.
Talent Development: The semiconductor industry has a rich history of innovation, overcoming seemingly insurmountable technical challenges in physics, chemistry and materials science. With a million new semiconductor scientists and technicians needed in the next decade, participants addressed the need to create a vibrant and inclusive pipeline of next-generation innovators that can help drive its growth.
“Over many decades, the chip industry has relentlessly pushed the boundaries of science and engineering to bring to life technologies that have improved our global economy and society,” said
Following the summit, attendees celebrated the launch of Applied’s new multibillion-dollar facility for collaborative semiconductor manufacturing R&D. The EPIC Center is planned to be the heart of a high-velocity innovation platform designed to accelerate development and commercialization of foundational chip materials, process and manufacturing technologies. The EPIC Center is uniquely conceived as a hub for leading chipmakers to collaborate with the equipment ecosystem and academic partners to solve industry “grand challenges” related to complexity, cost, time-to-market, sustainability and talent development.
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AMD, Amkor, Ampere, Analog Devices, BESI, Broadcom, GlobalFoundries, IBM, Intel, Kioxia, Kokusai, Micron, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Rapidus, Samsung, SCREEN, SK Hynix, Synopsys, Texas Instruments, Tokyo Electron, TSMC, Winbond, Western Digital
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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson at the “Summit to Advance Semiconductor Leadership.”
Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson hosted U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and leaders from industry, academia and government at the Summit to Advance Semiconductor Leadership in Sunnyvale, Calif. Discussions throughout the day were focused on three critical topics: economic sustainability, national security and talent development to support the semiconductor industry’s future.
Leaders from Industry, Academia and Government Attend the
Applied Materials “Summit to Advance Semiconductor Leadership”
Applied Materials hosted the Summit to Advance Semiconductor Leadership at the future site of Applied’s new multibillion-dollar Equipment and Process Innovation and Commercialization (EPIC) Center in Silicon Valley. Senior-level officials from the U.S. government joined semiconductor industry executives and academic leaders to explore solutions for overcoming key challenges facing the semiconductor industry on its path to becoming a $1 trillion market over the next decade.
Source: Applied Materials, Inc.