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Brewer Science appointment to DOC Industrial Advisory Committee


Brewer Science, Inc., a global leader in microelectronics and optoelectronics, has announced that Ken Joyce was appointed by United States Department of Commerce Secretary, Gina M. Raimondo, to serve a two-year term as a representative member of the Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC). The IAC will provide advice on the science and technology needs of the nation’s domestic microelectronics industry, the national strategy on microelectronics research, the research and development programs, and other advanced microelectronics activities funded through CHIPS for America and opportunities for new public-private partnerships. Joyce will join 23 other leaders from a broad range of disciplines in the microelectronics field, including academia, the semiconductor industry, federal laboratories, and other areas.

Secretary of Commerce, Gina M. Raimondo said, “CHIPS for America is a once-in-a-generation investment that will position the United States to lead the world in semiconductor research, manufacturing, design, entrepreneurship, and innovation for decades to come. The experienced and diverse group of leaders on the IAC will help guide our approach to semiconductor research and innovation as we strengthen America’s global competitiveness.”

Dr. Terry Brewer, Executive Chairman and Founder of Brewer Science, said: “At Brewer Science we enthusiastically endorse Ken’s appointment to the IAC. We also applaud our national leaders by recognizing the importance of the semiconductor industry in manufacturing and technology innovation for our nation through the passage of the CHIPS Act. Ken’s leadership and recognized contributions in advanced packaging and test services will prove valuable as the Industrial Advisory Committee guides our national technology and microelectronics industry pathways forward.”

For more information on the IAC announcement, visit https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2022/09/us-department-commerce-appoints-first-members-industrial-advisory.

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