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NIST Announces staff for CHIPS R&D Office, potentially three future institutes

June 08, 2023

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director Laurie E. Locascio announced five leaders joining the CHIPS Research and Development Office within CHIPS for America.

The CHIPS R&D Office is responsible for four integrated programs that will generate innovations to make American semiconductor manufacturers globally competitive: 1) the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC), 2) the National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program, 3) up to three new Manufacturing USA institutes dedicated to semiconductors (more info here), and 4) the CHIPS R&D Metrology Program.  

The new CHIPS R&D Office leaders, three of whom are internal hires from within the NIST lab system, are:

  • Lora Weiss, Director 
  • Eric Lin, Deputy Director 
  • Neil Alderoty, Executive Officer 
  • Richard-Duane Chambers, Associate Director for Integration and Policy
  • Marla Dowell, Director of the CHIPS R&D Metrology Program

More information on each individual is available here.

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