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Chips Chatter: February 14-21, 2023

What We’re Watching: Disruptive Technology Strike Force On February 16, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Commerce announced the creation of a Disruptive Technology Strike Force, which will be co-led by DOJ’s National Security Division and Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). The goal of this strike force is to … Continue Reading

Chips Chatter: January 24 – February 8, 2023

“Offense” & “Defense” in U.S. Semiconductor Strategy (Again) Last December, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo made the case that both a defensive strategy (referring to export controls for semiconductor technology) and an offensive strategy (referring to investments in R&D and workforce) are essential to the U.S.’s “national security, its ability to lead, and its global … Continue Reading

Chips Chatter: November 28-December 6

What Happened Last Week: Commerce Secretary Raimondo’s Remarks on U.S.-China Competition Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said export controls will be “strategically and continuously” updated in remarks at MIT on November 30. Raimondo said the U.S. is working with allies on semiconductor tooling restrictions and hopes they “will take steps similar to ours” and emphasized … Continue Reading