SIA Applauds Appointment of Industry Leaders to Advise Commerce Department on CHIPS R&D Implementation

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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer commending the U.S. Commerce Department’s appointment of an Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) to provide guidance to the Secretary of Commerce on a range of issues related to domestic semiconductor research and development in support of the CHIPS for America Act. The newly appointed IAC members include representatives from across the semiconductor industry and the broader microelectronics ecosystem.

“Enactment of the CHIPS Act was an historic win for the semiconductor industry and American innovation, economic growth, and national security. To realize the full benefits of the CHIPS Act’s R&D investments, it is critical for government, industry, and academia to work collaboratively to ensure the new funding bridges key gaps in the current semiconductor R&D ecosystem.

“The newly appointed Industrial Advisory Committee is a significant step toward ensuring the CHIPS Act turbocharges U.S. semiconductor innovation for many years to come. We applaud the appointment of these highly accomplished industry leaders and look forward to continuing to work with government officials to ensure the CHIPS Act is implemented effectively and efficiently.”

The newly appointed members include:

  • Mike Splinter (Chair), General Partner, MRS Business and Technology Advisors
  • Susan Feindt (Vice-Chair), Director of Advanced Process Development Group, Analog Devices
  • James Ang, Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Daniel Armbrust, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Catalyst
  • Susie Armstrong, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm
  • Ahmad Bahai, Chief Technology Officer, Texas Instruments
  • Bill Chappell, Vice President of Technology, Microsoft
  • Michael Fritze, Vice President of Microelectronics Policy, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
  • Charles Gray, Vice President of Digital Systems Technology, Ford Motor Company
  • Carol Handwerker, Reinhardt Schuhmann, Jr. Professor of Materials Engineering & Professor of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University
  • Deirdre Hanford, Chief Security Officer, Synopsys
  • Rajarao Jammy, Chief Technology Officer, MITRE Engenuity
  • Ken Joyce, Executive Vice President, Brewer Science
  • Ann Kelleher, Executive Vice President of Tech Development, Intel Corporation
  • Mukesh Khare, Vice President, IBM Research
  • Meredith LaBeau, Chief Technology Officer, Calumet Electronics
  • Tsu-Jae King Liu, Dean of the College of Engineering, University of California Berkley
  • Om Nalamasu, Chief Technology Officer, Applied Materials
  • Debo Olaosebikan, CEO and Founder, Kepler Computing
  • Alex Oscilowski, President, TEL America
  • Willy Shih, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Brandon Tucker, Chief Workforce Development Officer, Washtenaw Community College
  • S. Philip Wong, Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor in the School of Engineering, Stanford University
  • Anthony Yen, Vice President of Technology and Director of ASML Technology Center


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