$1.5m set to boost Michigan’s semiconductor workforce


Amidst rising demands in the US semiconductor market, and great strains being felt within the supply chain, $1.5m in funding has been announced to bolster the semiconductor industry talent pipeline in Michigan, US.

SEMI, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation on Thursday (26th May) announced the funding for SEMI Foundation that will see the development of the SEMI Career and Apprenticeship Network (SCAN) in the US state.

As gasworld reported last week, with an exclusive interview with Electronic Fluorocarbons, a recently approved CHIPS Act in the US is proposing to provide $52bn in funding to boost the US semiconductor market, with up to $5bn of that set to support the supply chain.

It is hoped that the Act will help the US semiconductor market flourish once again. As suggested by SIA, the US share of global semiconductor manufacturing capacity has declined from 37% in 1990 to only 12% today.

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