CHIPS Communities United: Giving a Voice to US Chip Fab Communities
Friday, December 8th, 2023 12:00pm to 1:30pm
: OnlineRegistration required for online viewing
A link to virtually attend using the GoToMeeting platform will be sent to those registered the day before the event. Registration closes 11am on December 8.
The US CHIPS (Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors) and Science Act (aka, CHIPS), authorizes nearly $53 billion investment in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, research and development, and workforce to induce capital investments in semiconductor manufacturing, and help to keep America at the forefront of innovation and technological development. The CNY Micron memory chip fab project is just one US development that expects to benefit from the funding and tax incentives that CHIPS offers. While excitement surrounds the notion of a resurgence of manufacturing in many communities across the country, the manufacture of semi-conductors presents considerable challenges. Our panelists on December 8 will talk about these challenges and the organization—CHIPS Communities United—they have created to give a voice to communities across the country where fabs are being considered.
Speakers/Panelists that will give their perspectives are:
- Ted Smith (San Jose, CA) Coordinator for International Campaign for Responsible Technology, as well as Founder, Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
- Rand Wilson (Sommerville, MA) a labor organizer for various unions
- Amanda Hawes (Santa Clara, CA) Lawyer, Activist and founder of Safe Jobs Healthy Families
- Lenny Siegel (Mountain View, CA), Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight
- Judith Barish (Berkeley, CA) Advocacy Director, Good Jobs First.
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