Podcast: A guide to public-private collaboration in chipmaking

A 300mm computer wafer manufactured by the Japanese firm Fuijitsu is displayed.

A global shortage of semiconductors has policymakers wondering how government can work with industry to spur production. Such collaboration has possible precedent in the 1987 launch of Sematech, a consortium that revitalized the U.S. chipmaking industry. In this episode of MITRE Engenuity’s Circuit Talk, Dr. Nadia Schadlow and Pavneet Singh sit down with, Dan Armbrust, the co-founder and director of Silicon Catalyst, a semiconductor incubator, to discuss the launch of Sematech and the partnership between the U.S. government and the semiconductor industry that led to its creation.