Board Picked for National Semiconductor Technology Center
Jim Plummer, former dean of Stanford University’s Engineering School, will be the inaugural chair of the National Semiconductor Technology Center’s board of trustees, who will create a non-profit entity to operate the NSTC. Plummer and six other trustees were announced last week by an independent selection committee established by the Commerce Department in June.
The other trustees are technology entrepreneur Robin Abrams, former Intel CEO Craig Barrett, former national security official Reginald Brothers, retired IBM executive Nicholas Donofrio, technology entrepreneur Donna Dubinsky, and Carnegie Mellon University engineering and public policy professor Erica Fuchs.
Among the board’s first tasks is hiring the executive leadership team for the NSTC, which will aim to boost U.S. semiconductor research and prototyping capabilities via a network of facilities and R&D centers. The CHIPS and Science Act allocated $3 billion to start up the NSTC, with billions more to follow.