SEMI awards Charles Schumer with Government Leadership Award

10th May 2024
Harry Fowle

SEMI has announced that the SEMI North America Advisory Board has presented the annual SEMI Americas Government Leadership Award to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles (Chuck) Schumer in recognition of his extraordinary support of the U.S. semiconductor industry.

SEMI Americas President Joe Stockunas and TEL Vice President Ben Rathsack presented Senator Schumer with the award this week at the U.S. Capitol Building.

The SEMI North America Advisory Board selects SEMI Americas Government Leadership Award honourees based on their impact on policies and incentives to bolster semiconductor design and manufacturing in the Americas region and advance the growth of the global industry.

"Senator Schumer is the embodiment of a semiconductor industry champion,” Stockunas said. “His visionary leadership was instrumental in the passage of the CHIPS and Science Act, paving the way for the creation of thousands of jobs and the infusion of billions of dollars into the U.S. chip ecosystem to help strengthen the resilience of the global semiconductor supply chain. The funding awards include recent grants for GlobalFoundries and Micron facilities in New York that will support research and development at the Albany NanoTech Complex critical to national security.” 

“Senator Schumer’s steadfast support, from the drafting of the CHIPS Act to its implementation, continues to bring tangible benefits to communities, businesses and the U.S. as a whole, contributing to its national and economic security,” Stockunas said. “We commend Senator Schumer for his outstanding contributions and tireless efforts to help ensure the semiconductor industry reaches its full potential."

The North America Advisory Board provides guidance on SEMI Americas programs designed to advance their business interests and address significant challenges in the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain. The Board’s mission is to strengthen the financial, market, and technology performance of SEMI member companies operating in North America.

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