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September 11, 2023

CHIPS Research and Development Standards Summit to Launch Effort to Speed Chip Innovation

Standards play a pivotal role in shaping industries and driving progress in a world driven by technology, innovation, and precision. That’s why SEMI is excited to announce the inaugural CHIPS Research and Development (R&D) Standards Summit, Sept. 26-27 in Washington, DC. The summit will bring together thought leaders from industry and academia across the globe to help shape the future and drive innovation of semiconductor and microelectronics standards. The event will also be offered virtually. Registration is open.

The CHIPS R&D Standards Summit is hosted by CHIPS for America, which includes the CHIPS Program Office and the CHIPS Research and Development Office, both part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the Department of Commerce.

Sessions include:

  • Strategic Standards Priorities – Topic Identification and Scoping
  • Innovation in Standards Development, to include Incubators and Accelerators
  • Diverse, Standards-Capable Workforce
  • Pre-Standards Research

Speaking at the event will be representatives from organizations including the National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Stanford University, The Pennsylvania State University, Micro Nano Technology Education Center, IEEE, RISC-V International, Intel and National Security Technology Accelerator.


During plenary and breakout sessions, attendees will work to identify strategic standards priorities focused on speeding innovation and increasing value and efficiency across the semiconductor and microelectronics sector. Attendees will also explore new opportunities for innovation and agility in standards development, including incubators and accelerators, that enable the development of standards at the pace of innovation, help broaden industry participation, and expand education and training to a wider set of semiconductor industry stakeholders. In addition, participants will discuss ways the semiconductor and microelectronics sector industry can build a more diverse, standards-capable workforce.

 The Summit is co-hosted by SEMI Americas and the following organizations:

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO)
  • International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI)
  • IPC International
  • Joint Development Foundation (JDF)
  • Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD)
  • National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
  • Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)

As the chip industry ushers in a new era of innovation, we invite you to participate in what promises to be a transformative event. We urge international semiconductor industry stakeholders to attend.

About SEMI Standards

LogoSEMI Standards for semiconductor, MEMS, flat-panel displays, and photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing span the entire electronics ecosystem. Over the past 50 years, SEMI Standards members have led the development of more than 1,080 standards across myriad elements of chip manufacturing including production, safety, terminology, and material handling to enable innovation.

Paul Trio is Director of the SEMI Standards program.