Commercial Fab Facilities Meeting

SCALES is holding a day-long meeting to prepare for a response to the first CHIPS Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) focusing on Commercial Fabrication Facilities.
The meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 10 at BRIDG in Kissimmee (near Orlando), from 10:00am to 5:00pm.


Finding Talent to Run New Fabs Might Be Challenging

The U.S. CHIPS and Science Act spurred a rush to build new semiconductor fabs in the United States. So far, there are at least nine new fabs planned or under construction, as well as expansion plans at many existing fabs. One challenge the industry faces is matching a huge influx of fab capacity worldwide with the notorious boom-bust cycles of the semiconductor industry. But there may be another challenge looming: having enough skilled labor to operate and support these fabs.