CSET was featured in an article published by Fast Company discussing the American chip industry and the federal government’s plan to provide billions to semiconductor manufacturers to establish their next factories in the United States. CSET’s Jacob Feldgoise provided expert insight on the situation. In addition, the article cited a report authored by CSET’s Will Hunt.
“If I was in the position of a local official working in one of these towns where a fab is going to be located, I would be working to make sure that the company knows who to talk to,” Feldgoise said.
Feldgoise also addressed steps that need to be taken due to the fabs’ huge carbon footprint. “The plants can be environmentally polluting. The process of receiving the permit is long and difficult. There are lots of potential conflicts. That could become difficult for local leaders or will require them to make trade-offs and decide where to prioritize their constituents and where to prioritize the economic development that comes from these facilities.”
The article cited a February 2022 report by Will Hunt that assesses the occupations and backgrounds that will be most in-demand among new fabs, as well as options for ensuring availability of the necessary talent.
Read the full article in Fast Company.