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# As CHIPS+ Act Moves Ahead, Chipmakers Follow Suit With New Fabs

July 27, 2022 by Biljana Ognenova

## With the go-ahead for the CHIPS+ Act in place, manufacturers are laying down plans for U.S. fab sites.

### The Next Moves for the CHIPS+ Act

Future steps depend on how the CHIPS+ Act will be funded and the fate of the more comprehensive U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). In the meantime, the U.S. semiconductor industry is turning to other avenues to increase production years down the line. These avenues include opening new semiconductor specialties at university programs, funding lab research, and rethinking current manufacturing processes