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CHIPS R&D Funding Opportunities

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President Biden signed the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act into law on August 9, 2022. The Department of Commerce is overseeing $50 billion to revitalize the U.S. semiconductor industry and strengthen the country’s economic and national security. Of that sum, CHIPS for America within the U.S. Department of Commerce is responsible for administering $11 billion to advance U.S. leadership in semiconductor research and development (R&D) through four programs:    

  • The CHIPS National Semiconductor Technology Center  (NSTC) Program
  • The CHIPS National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program   (NAPMP) 
  • The CHIPS Metrology Program   
  • The CHIPS Manufacturing USA Program

CHIPS for America has released the following Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and Notice of Intent (NOI) for CHIPS R&D Programs:  

February 28, 2024: NOFO: CHIPS NAPMP Materials and Substrates Research and Development

  • The U.S. Department of Commerce issued a NOFO to seek applications for R&D activities that will establish and accelerate domestic capacity for advanced packaging substrates and substrate materials, a key technology for manufacturing semiconductors.
  • The CHIPS for America program anticipates awarding approximately $300 million in amounts up to approximately $100 million over up to 5 years per award. Program awards may be leveraged by voluntary co-investment. 
  • CHIPS for America will provide a briefing on details of the NOFO on March 1, 2024, at 3pm ET. Webinar participants must register in advance.  
  • On March 12, 2024, CHIPS for America’s NAPMP Program will host a one-day hybrid meeting for potential applicants for this funding opportunity. Participants must register in advance.

January 31, 2024: NOI: CHIPS Manufacturing USA Institute

  • CHIPS for America is investing at least $200 million in a CHIPS Manufacturing USA Institute to create the first-of-its-kind digital twin institute to lead the world in revolutionizing semiconductor and advanced packaging manufacturing.   

  • In February, CHIPS for America’s Eric Forsythe, Director of the CHIPS Manufacturing USA Institute Program, provided a briefing about the program’s vision, strategy, and next steps. The presentation can be found on the CHIPS events page 

Resources

  • A fact sheet on the CHIPS NAPMP NOFO can be found here

  • Learn more about the vision for the NAPMP here.

  • For more application-related questions, please email research [at] chips.gov (research[at]chips[dot]gov).

  • For general CHIPS for America inquiries, email askchips [at] chips.gov (askchips[at]chips[dot]gov)

Created January 11, 2024, Updated February 28, 2024