Key Notes

  • On April 16, 2024, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the Department of Commerce, announced the launch of a new funding opportunity called the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for CHIPS for America – CHIPS Metrology.
  • The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is aimed at enhancing small businesses’ capabilities in semiconductor metrology, the science of measurement crucial to semiconductor manufacturing.
  • NIST plans to allocate approximately $54 million across various projects that support the development of critically needed measurement services, tools, and innovative manufacturing metrologies.
  • The Department of Commerce will accept applications through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, June 14, 2024. Applications received after this deadline will not be reviewed or considered.

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