WASHINGTON, DC – JAN. 20: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo speaks during the United States Conference of Mayors 91st Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Commerce to launch CHIPS Act tech hubs this summer: Gina Raimondo

The Tech Hubs program, which was enacted as part of the CHIPS Act, seeks to build and support new R&D capacity across the U.S.
HSINCHU, TAIWAN – SEPTEMBER 16: Students are seen in the cleanroom suit going inside the clean room of Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institution during a press semiconductor tour at Hsinchu Science Park on September 16, 2022 in Hsinchu, Taiwan. (Photo by Annabelle Chih/Getty Images)

NIST signs new research agreement for photonic chips

The type of semiconductor uses both optical and electrical signals to transmit information faster and is a key component in fiber-optic networks and high-performance computing facilities.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 20: Director of DARPA, Arati Prabhakar, (L) and coanchor of CNBC’s Squawk Alley, Jon Fortt, speak onstage at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 20, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Arati Prabhakar confirmed as White House Office of Science and Tech Policy director

The first woman of color and immigrant to hold the position, she will advise on maintaining U.S. competitiveness in emerging technologies with investments in R&D.