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Nov 30 -- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, invites and requests nominations of individuals for appointment to the newly established Industrial Advisory Committee, which shall assess and provide guidance to the Secretary, through NIST, on matters relating to microelectronics research, development, manufacturing, and policy. Nominations for the Committee will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be considered as and when vacancies arise.
 
The Committee shall act in the public interest to provide advice to the Secretary of Commerce through NIST on (1) science and technology needs of the nation's domestic microelectronics industry; (2) the extent to which the strategy developed under section 9906(a)(3) of the Act is helping maintain United States leadership in microelectronics manufacturing; (3) assessment of the research and development programs and activities authorized under section 9906 of the Act; and (4) opportunities for new public-private partnerships to advance microelectronics research, development, and domestic manufacturing.
 
Members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The Committee shall be composed of not fewer than 12 members who are qualified to provide advice to the United States Government on matters relating to microelectronics research, development, manufacturing, and policy. Nominations are sought from all stakeholder areas including, but not limited to, industry, federal laboratories, and academic institutions, in fields relevant to microelectronics research, development, manufacturing, and policy, such as representatives specializing in various stages of microelectronics production and utilization, financing, labor, workforce development, as well as state and local government. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be eminent in a field or fields described above. The membership shall be fairly balanced among representatives of the semiconductor industry, representatives of federal laboratories and academia, and other members. Private sector members of the Committee will serve as representative members.  
 
The Committee members serve three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms at the discretion of the Secretary, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy and that members shall have staggered terms such that the Committee will have approximately one-third new or reappointed members each year. A member who has served two consecutive full terms is ineligible to serve a third term for a period of one year following the expiration of the second term. Vacancies are filled as soon as highly qualified candidates in a needed area are identified and available to serve.

The Secretary of Commerce shall appoint the Committee Chair and Vice-Chair from among the Committee membership. The tenures of the Chair and Vice-Chair shall be two years and can be modified at the discretion of the Secretary.   
 
FR notice: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/30/2021-25986/establishment-of-the-industrial-advisory-committee-and-call-for-nominations  
News release: Department of Commerce Establishes Industrial Advisory Committee for Microelectronics https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2021/12/department-commerce-establishes-industrial-advisory-committee
Industrial Advisory Committee @ FACA database: https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/apex/FACAPublicCommittee?id=a10t000000ErJKtAAN

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