• Location: Banatao Auditorium
  • 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Berkeley, CA 94720
  • Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Jan 25 2023

U.S. CHIPS and Science Act: What It Means for the Future of, Well, Everything

Major tectonic shifts, decades in the making, are taking place across the globe right now. Russia's illegal war against Ukraine drags on, inflation has not yet been tamed, recession is looming, supply chains are being uprooted, China is shifting inward with an uncertain economic trajectory, and Taiwan is a growing geopolitical flashpoint. Despite these uncertain headwinds, technological innovation marches on.

At the center of this tempest is a tiny sliver of silicon, lightning in a bottle improbably captured and harnessed to drive human progress. Semiconductor technology is finally taking its rightful place in the public consciousness and just in time.

Come learn about the critical centrality of semiconductors to geopolitical rivalry, economic growth, innovation, and emerging technology and about current incentives, policies, research opportunities, and commercial efforts in the United States. J. Travis Mosier – one of the foremost experts in the nexus between national security, industry, and technology, who played an early role in the implementation of the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act – will present the case for how semiconductors drive geo-strategic competition, upending established markets and supply chains, and how these little microchips will shape the future of everything as we know it.

This event is cosponsored by the CITRIS Policy Lab, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Berkeley SkyDeck, the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE), and the Berkeley Risk and Security Lab / Center for Security in Politics (BRSL / CSP).

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