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CHIPS R&D Semiconductor Supply Chain Trust and Assurance Data Standards Workshop

Supply Chain Trust
Credit: A. Kim / NIST / Adobe Stock

The CHIPS Research and Development Office’s Semiconductor Supply Chain Trust and Assurance Data Standards Workshop will be held as a hybrid virtual and in-person event at the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) conference facility in Rockville, MD from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on April 2, 2024, and 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on April 3, 2024.  This one and one-half day hybrid event provides an opportunity to network and exchange ideas with thought leaders across the sector. This event will bring together technical experts from industry, academia, standards setting organizations, and industry alliances to identify community priorities for specific standards efforts. The workshop aims to foster collaboration, coordination, and innovation within the semiconductor industry's standards community. 

As semiconductor products are manufactured, key transactions are captured as data in different digital twin ecosystem modules (e.g., raw materials acquisition, design, layout, tape-out, mask making, chip fabrication, testing, packaging, and assembly). The digital twin modules must be linked together to allow the backward traceability across these ecosystems and to enable access to the accumulated supply chain data for traceability, authentication, and provenance tracking. Participants will discuss the digital twin and data standard needs for supply chain assurance in a secure and decentralized authentication environment, which can be shared by all members of the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Factors to be considered in identifying standards priorities include potential for broad impact, feasibility for accelerated development, and suitability for various standards development channels, including through alliances, incubators and accelerators, and standards setting organizations. 

The workshop will feature plenary, panel, and interactive breakout sessions. Participants are expected to collaborate and discuss key questions and topics that will shape future data interoperability standards activities. The questions that will be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • What is the technical definition of digital twin and the corresponding framework for the semiconductor industry?
  • What data types are important for digital twins in the semiconductor supply chain? 
  • Are there standards for these data types today? 
  • Is there a need for data interoperability between digital twin modules? 
  • If so, what standards are needed for achieving that interoperability?
  • Are there standards for securely sharing, and managing, data between digital twin modules for supply chain assurance?

Key findings will be published in a post-workshop report and will inform standards planning efforts across the semiconductor innovation ecosystem and within the CHIPS R&D Office.

Click on the green “Register” tab on right side of this page to register for the workshop. The draft agenda is located on the “Agenda” tab, which will be updated as the event nears.

We encourage interested stakeholders, industry representatives, and standards setting organizations to participate actively in this pivotal event. We welcome both domestic and international participation, as fostering global collaboration and enriching the discussions on advancing semiconductor standards and innovation are paramount to success. 

Join us at the CHIPS R&D Semiconductor Supply Chain Trust and Assurance Data Standards Workshop as we collaboratively shape the future of semiconductor and microelectronics standards, foster innovation, and advance the industry together. 

Note that a related workshop focused on digital twin data interoperability standards will be held April 4-5, 2024, at the same site. Information regarding this related workshop (separate registration required) can be found on the event website for those who may want to attend both events.

April 2: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM




7:30 – 8:30 AM



8:30 – 8:50 AM

Introduction (Review logistics / agenda / workshop objectives)

Yaw Obeng or Jan Obrzut
(CHIPS R&D Office)

8:50 – 9:05 AM

Keynote: DARPA’s History in Semiconductor Supply Chain Trust and Assurance Standards

Carl McCants (DARPA)

9:05 – 9:15 AM

CHIPS Manufacturing USA Introduction

Eric Forsythe (CHIPS R&D)

9:15 – 10:30 AM

Panel 1: Define the landscape, scope, and focus of electronics supply chain digital security standardization efforts

1. Gretchen Greene (NIST)

2. Chris Ritter (Idaho National Lab)

3. Christophe Bégué (PDF Solutions) (Virtual)

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Networking Break


10:45 – 11:45 AM

Breakout Session 1

Led by facilitators

11:45 – 12:00 PM

Report Out from Breakout Session 1

Facilitators with workshop participants

12:00 – 1:15 PM



1:15 – 2:15 PM

Panel 2: Overcoming Hurdles - What are the challenges that need to be addressed through standardization? 

1. Rosa Javadi (Jabil)

2. Eric Simmon (NIST, ITL)

3. Jennifer Lynn (IBM/SEMI Cybersecurity Consortium)

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Breakout Session 2

Led by contracted facilitators

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Report Out  from Breakout Session 2

Facilitators with workshop participants

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Networking Break


3:45 – 4:30 PM

Panel 3: Building the future – What are the standards solutions for supply chain?

  1. Harvey Reed (MITRE)

2. Bettina Weiss (SEMI) (Virtual)

3. Carlos Aguayo Gonzalez (PFP Cybersecurity)

4. Ted Prescop (Multibeam Corporation) (Virtual)

4:30 – 5:00 PM

Breakout Session 3

Led by facilitators

5:00 – 5:15 PM

Report Out from Breakout Session 3

Facilitators with workshop participants

5:15 – 5:30 PM

Day 1 Summary of Initial Priorities

Led by facilitators

5:30 PM



April 3: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM




8:30 – 8:40 AM

Welcome/CHIPS R&D Introduction

Richard-Duane Chambers

8:40 – 9:30 AM

Panel 4: Summary discussion/takeaways from Day 1

1. Jennifer Lynn (IBM/SEMI Cybersecurity Consortium)

2. Dan Gamota (Jabil)

3. Harvey Reed (MITRE)


9:30 – 10:15 AM

Breakout Session 4: Discuss standards opportunities and priorities for developing a community action plan

Led by facilitators

10:15 – 10:30 AM 

Networking Break


10:30 – 11:30 AM

Consolidation and Discussion of Priorities

Facilitators with workshop participants

11:30 – 11:45 AM

Networking Break


11:45 – 12:30 PM

Ranking of Priorities and Discussion of Next Steps:

Drafting initial recommendations for supply chain trust and assurance data standards roadmap

Facilitators with Yaw Obeng & Jan Obrzut (CHIPS R&D)

12:30 PM

End of Workshop - Adjourn


*Visitor Access Requirement: 

For Non-US Citizens:  Please have your valid passport for photo identification. 

For US Permanent Residents: Please have your green card for photo identification. 

For US Citizens: Please have your state-issued driver's license. Regarding Real-ID requirements, all states are in compliance or have an extension through May 2025. 

NIST also accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD's Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, and Military Dependents ID. 

Created January 26, 2024, Updated April 2, 2024