The CHIPS Research and Development Office’s Standards Summit will be held as an in-person and virtual event on September 26 and 27, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This event will bring together CHIPS for America leaders, standards setting organizations, and industry alliances, domestic and abroad, in the semiconductor domain to identify community priorities for semiconductor and microelectronics standards activities. The summit will be a place to foster collaboration, coordination, and innovation within the semiconductor industry's standards community. This event will facilitate discussions on standards needs, opportunities for standards innovation, and enabling a diverse standards-capable workforce.
The CHIPS R&D Standards Summit will bring together thought leaders within the semiconductor industry and academia to shape the future of semiconductor and microelectronics standards and drive innovation. The summit will have sessions that facilitate consensus building on the top priority areas within industry, ways to accelerate strategic efforts across these priority areas, and cover concepts from incubators and accelerators as practiced in the technology sector that might be adapted for use in standards development and enabling a diverse, standards-capable workforce. Day one will consist of plenary and panel sessions with exemplary keynote and guest speakers in the semiconductor and microelectronics standards space. Day two will consist of breakout sessions where attendees will collaborate and discuss key topics that will help shape future semiconductor and microelectronics standards activities.
Participants will explore ways to improve the agility and efficiency of the standards process, ensuring its continued growth in the rapidly evolving semiconductor industry. The scope of the Summit includes the full range of standards types, including best practices, de facto, and formal standards, while spanning the semiconductor and microelectronics sector, from materials and design to fabrication, packaging, and testing and certification. Featured speakers include CHIPS for America leaders, representatives of standards setting organizations, and leading industry alliances and consortia.
Co-hosted by the CHIPS Research and Development Office, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO), the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI), IPC International, the Joint Development Foundation (JDF), the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD), the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), SEMI North America, and the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the summit will bring together key stakeholders and experts to exchange ideas on focusing and accelerating strategic efforts across the full spectrum of standards development pathways.
The outcomes of the CHIPS R&D Standards Summit will shape future stakeholder meetings and inform strategies for the CHIPS R&D Office. They will also provide input to standards and measurement programs supporting the needs of the semiconductor industry, enhancing innovation and technology advancement. These outcomes will be published in a post-summit report and will inform standards planning efforts across the semiconductor innovation ecosystem and within CHIPS R&D Office.
We encourage interested stakeholders, industry representatives, and standards setting organizations to participate actively in this pivotal event. We also invite international attendees, as fostering global collaboration and enriching the discussions on advancing semiconductor standards and innovation is paramount to success. Join us at the CHIPS R&D Standards Summit as we collaboratively shape the future of semiconductor and microelectronics standards, foster innovation, and advance the industry as a whole.