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Biden Administration Taps Google Chair for Chip Research Effort

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Alphabet chairman John Hennessy and the other selected individuals will be responsible for picking a board of trustees to run the National Semiconductor Technology Center.

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The White House has chosen John Hennessy, chairman of Google parent Alphabet, and four other technology industry experts to spearhead research and development of next-generation computer processors.

The team will organize a board of trustees to manage the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC).

The Biden administration authorized the public-private partnership to head next-generation chip R&D as part of last year's $52.7-billion semiconductor manufacturing and research law, which also subsidizes new chip foundries.

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo explained, "We want the NSTC to be an engine of innovation, supporting and extending U.S. leadership in semiconductor research, design, engineering, and advanced manufacturing for decades to come. This selection committee is the next step to helping us stand up the NSTC and ensure it succeeds for generations."

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