Encouraging Innovation: The Policies and Partnerships Needed to Support Semiconductor Startups

Date: April 4, 2024
Time: 2-3 pm EDT

Startups are a critical part of the semiconductor ecosystem, and have been since the birth of the industry, driving growth and innovation in the industry and exploring new frontiers of chip technology. Unfortunately, startups in the semiconductor sector face significant challenges and barriers to entry. Creative and ambitious policy solutions and expanded public-private collaboration are needed to help semiconductor startups grow and strengthen. Join SIA and Dan Armbrust from Silicon Catalyst—the world’s only incubator and accelerator for startups focused on semiconductor solutions— for a discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing semiconductor startups, and the actions needed to reinforce and expand this important part of the semiconductor ecosystem.


Semiconductor Startup and Investment Landscape in 2024
Dan Armbrust, Silicon Catalyst


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April 4, 2024




Daniel Armbrust
Co-Founder & Director
Silicon Catalyst

Daniel Armbrust is co-founder and director of Silicon Catalyst which incubates semiconductor startups.  Its portfolio companies have raised more than $0.5B in venture funding and are valued at over $1.9B.  Armbrust serves as an advisor, board member, board chairman and angel investor for many semiconductor startups.  Daniel is an affiliate with Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and recently was appointed to the Industrial Advisory Committee, which advises the Department of Commerce on the R&D strategy for the CHIPS Act.  He served as President and CEO of the SEMATECH semiconductor consortium and held various positions in semiconductor manufacturing and development over 25 years at IBM.