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15 U.S. Code § 4601 - Findings, purposes, and definitions

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(a) Findings

The Congress finds that it is in the national economic and security interests of the United States for the Department of Defense to provide financial assistance to the industry consortium known as Sematech for research and development activities in the field of semiconductor manufacturing technology.

(b) PurposesThe purposes of this subchapter are—
(1) to encourage the semiconductor industry in the United States—
to conduct research on advanced semiconductor manufacturing techniques; and
to develop techniques to use manufacturing expertise for the manufacture of a variety of semiconductor products; and
in order to achieve the purpose set out in paragraph (1), to provide a grant program for the financial support of semiconductor research activities conducted by Sematech.
(c) DefinitionsIn this subchapter:
The terms “Semiconductor Technology Council” and “Council” mean the advisory council established by section 4603 of this title.
The term “Sematech” means a consortium of firms in the United States semiconductor industry established for the purposes of (A) conducting research concerning advanced semiconductor manufacturing techniques, and (B) developing techniques to adapt manufacturing expertise to a variety of semiconductor products.
Editorial Notes

1993—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 103–160 substituted “Semiconductor Technology Council” for “Advisory Council on Federal Participation in Sematech”.