Semiconductors have come up in the news again recently and seem to be a big focus for govt at the moment. It seems like something the IET should have a policy interest in, so we are keen to find out more.
As a quick summary, the UK government has launched a semiconductor advisory panel and strategy having identified semiconductors as one of the top five technologies of tomorrow, and the strategy has three main strands:
- Grow the domestic sector
- Mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions
- Protect our national security
I'm keen to hear your views on the challenges that need to be solved in order to be world leading in this sector to help inform a policy position and identify areas to explore in more depth.
IET Lead Policy Officer