Semiconductors are the backbone of the digital economy.


Why Now?

The global chip shortage propelled a national conversation on the need to promote the American semiconductor industry and partner with allies, like Taiwan, through onshoring likeminded nations’ technologies to America.

  • Semiconductors are an essential component of everything from cell phones to cars to defense technologies.
  • The U.S. and its allies must promote efforts to on-shore, near-shore, and allied-shore multiple aspects of the semiconductor supply chain. Next generation chips must be designed and developed in the U.S. and allied countries.
  • Investing in workforce development is essential to build a robust semiconductor manufacturing base in the U.S. Purdue University is the leading way, launching the only interdisciplinary MS degree focused entirely on the area of semiconductors and microelectronics offered at any of the top-10 ranked Engineering Colleges in the country.
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International partnerships accelerate technological advancements, and interoperability of innovations ensures the safety and security of the United States and our allies. Purdue's groundbreaking initiative brings Technology Diplomacy to the forefront of international engagement and strengthens the foundation for peace and security worldwide.
Nazak Nikakhtar Senior Visiting Fellow