Senator, along with bipartisan colleagues, urged the U.S. Commerce Department to use a ‘hub-and-spoke’ model between partners to boost semiconductor research and development
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema, along with a bipartisan group of colleagues, urged the U.S. Commerce Department to develop a decentralized “hub-and-spoke” model that would facilitate collaboration between the National Semiconductor Technology Center, the National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program, experts, institutions, entrepreneurs, and private-sector partners to fuel semiconductor research and development.
“Arizona has an incredible arsenal of experts with diverse knowledge around semiconductors who are ready to strengthen research and development efforts. Establishing a ‘hub-and-spoke’ model will facilitate the exchange of ideas and collaboration between partners to keep America competitive, safe, and strong,” said Sinema.
The “hub-and-spoke” model represents an interconnected exchange of ideas and information between partners. Sinema and her bipartisan colleagues are urging a decentralized approach, where the National Semiconductor Technology Center, the National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program, and other key partners serve as “hubs” that openly exchange information in their semiconductor research and development.
Supported by the Arizona Commerce Authority and Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Sinema’s bipartisan letter urging the “hub-and-spoke” approach would serve as a way for Arizona universities and companies to contribute to the National Semiconductor Technology Center and the National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program.
This bipartisan letter supports Sinema’s work in passing into law the CHIPS and Science Act – historic legislation investing in semiconductor manufacturing to address supply chain challenges, strengthen national security, and keep America ahead of global competitors in technological advancement.
Click HERE to read Sinema’s bipartisan letter.