NIST Releases Summary of RFI Responses for Semiconductor-Related Manufacturing USA Institutes

Education, Manufacturing, Workforce

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a summary of public comments solicited to inform the design of, and requirements for, potential Manufacturing USA institute(s) that would strengthen the semiconductor and microelectronics innovation ecosystem in such areas as design, fabrication, advanced test, assembly, and packaging capabilities.

NIST issued a Request for Information in the Federal Register on October 13, 2022, that was open until December 12, 2022. The intent of the RFI was to inform the development and establishment of up to three new Manufacturing USA semiconductor institutes. Today’s report summarizes more than 90 responses, the majority from organizations in the semiconductor sector, in five areas:

  1. Institute scope
  2. Institute structure and governance
  3. Education and Workforce development
  4. Metrics and success

You can read the full report at