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MILPITAS, Calif. ─ March 20, 2024 ─ SEMI, the industry association serving the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today applauded the United States Department of Commerce’s announcement of a Preliminary Memorandum of Terms for an award under the CHIPS and Science Act to support four new Intel Corporation semiconductor manufacturing sites in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Ohio and Oregon. 


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Description automatically generated“We commend the U.S. Department of Commerce on the announcement of this newest step to bolster the resiliency of the domestic semiconductor supply chain,” said Joe Stockunas, President of SEMI Americas. “With artificial intelligence applications and digitalization trends anticipated to spur far-reaching demand for chips across end markets, government investments in semiconductor manufacturing such as this U.S. CHIPS Act grant for Intel are of crucial importance to economies worldwide. SEMI market research points to the Americas region significantly narrowing the gap with the top fab equipment spending regions in Asia over the next few years, and this along with expansions in other regions will help diversify and fortify global supply chains.”


The recently announced SEMI 300mm Fab Outlook to 2027 report projects the Americas region to double 300mm fab equipment investments from US$12 billion in 2024 to US$24.7 billion in 2027, moving it significantly closer to the top three spending regions, which are projected to spend between US$30 billion to US$26.3 billion in 2027.


Visit SEMI Global Advocacy to learn more about public policy efforts and developments, and SEMI Workforce Development for more information on efforts to address the microelectronics industry’s talent needs.


About SEMI
SEMI® is the global industry association connecting over 3,000 member companies and 1.5 million professionals worldwide across the semiconductor and electronics design and manufacturing supply chain. We accelerate member collaboration on solutions to top industry challenges through Advocacy, Workforce Development, Sustainability, Supply Chain Management and other programs. Our SEMICON® expositions and events, technology communities, standards and market intelligence help advance our members’ business growth and innovations in design, devices, equipment, materials, services and software, enabling smarter, faster, more secure electronics. Visit, contact a regional office, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and X to learn more.


Association Contacts

Samer Bahou/SEMI US

Phone: 1.408.943.7870