CHIPS Act a reason to celebrate, says King Liu

Close-up of a computer chip.

When the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 was signed into law this week, Tsu-Jae King Liu — electrical engineer, inventor, Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering, co-founder of the EDGE in Tech Initiative and member of the CITRIS advisory board — saw reason to celebrate.

“I am truly excited about this new bill because it affirms the important role of universities to supply the talent and innovation needed to fuel the growth of the U.S. semiconductor industry,” she wrote in the Berkeley Blog.

King Liu also spoke to the journal Science about the importance of this investment in the United states’ microelectronics industry.