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Manufacturing USA Semiconductor Institute Request for Information (RFI)

Public comment is closed. All comments received are posted on The NIST Special Publication document represents a high-level summary of the RFI responses that were received.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public input on the development of up to three new Manufacturing USA institutes focused on semiconductor manufacturing. The institutes, authorized by the recently passed Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act, will enhance U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing through advanced research, education, and workforce development.

To view/download the RFI - Extension of Comment Period, click HERE

To view/download the RFI with its questions, click HERE

To view/download the RFI Summary Responses, click HERE

Learn More About this RFI

Several webinars were held for people to learn more about this RFI:

  • October 20, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
  • November 2, 2022  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
  • November 16, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Click HERE to watch the recorded webinar.
All of the webinars provided the same information. The webinars are not meant to collect feedback on the questions in the RFI. The purpose of the webinars is to clarify and answer questions about the process and to review the questions.

How to Submit a Comment?

Public comment is closed. All comments received are posted on We anticipate publishing a high-level summary of the comments that were received by the end of March 2023.

Electronic submission: ​

Submit electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. ​

  1. Go to and enter NIST-2022-0002 in the search field, ​
  2. Click the “Comment Now!” icon, complete the required fields, and​
  3. Enter or attach your comments.
Email: ​

Comments in electronic form may also be sent to MfgRFI [at] (MfgRFI[at]nist[dot]gov) in any of the following formats: HTML; ASCII; Word; RTF; or PDF.

Please submit comments only and include your name, organization’s name (if any), and cite “Manufacturing USA semiconductor institutes” in all correspondence.  Comments containing references, studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely published should include copies of the referenced materials. All comments responding to this document will be a matter of public record. Please refer to the RFI for further guidance.

NIST is seeking input to inform the design of and requirements for Manufacturing USA institutes to strengthen the semiconductor and microelectronics innovation ecosystem. NIST has extended the comment period to 11:59 PM Eastern Time on December 12, 2022.

Questions about this RFI?

Visit our FAQ page.

Contact: mfgrfi [at] (MfgRFI[at]nist[dot]gov).

Created September 15, 2022, Updated June 1, 2023