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C4C conference

We will be holding a C4C (CHIPS 4 CHIPS) Conference on February 1 and February 2, where we will have the exciting opportunity to engage Matt McQuade. Matt led the team that brought Intel to Columbus, OH, creating their $20 billion “Silicon Heartland” campus.

We have closed registrations for this event. Thank you for your interest.

CHIPS 4 CHIPS currently lives at the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley and will have its own 501c3 and 501c4 soon. CHIPS 4 CHIPS stand for Chattahoochee Hub for Innovation and Production of Semiconductors.

Purpose & Opportunity

Create a regional hub for innovation and semiconductor manufacturing in the Chattahoochee Valley. The investment potential for a regional hub established through the CHIPS Act can be upwards of $100B over 20 years.

*Click here for more information about CHIPS 4 CHIPS.

  • Wednesday, February 01, 2023 – Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • United Way & W.C. Bradley Offices
    Front Avenue
    Columbus, GA 31901

CONFERENCE AGENDA

February 1

  • Main Presentation with Matt McQuade
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Chattahoochee Room – WC Bradley

  • Fort Benning
    2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
    Executive Conference Room – United Way

  • Community
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Executive Conference Room – United Way

February 2

  • Semiconductor
    8:00 am – 9:45 am
    Executive Conference Room – United Way

  • Education & Workforce
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Executive Conference Room – United Way

REGISTER TODAY

We have closed registrations for this event. Thank you for your interest.

ABOUT CHIPS 4 CHIPS

 Chattahoochee Hub for Innovation and Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS 4 CHIPS) 

The Chattahoochee Hub for Innovation and Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS 4 CHIPS) is a cross-sector coalition of individuals and organizations in Columbus, GA, and the greater Chattahoochee Valley focused on the United States’ national priority of onshoring semiconductor manufacturing. This coalition has been engaged to explore the creation of a regional hub for semiconductor manufacturing in the Chattahoochee Valley.

The Chattahoochee Valley has abundant natural and human resources representing the key requirements necessary for supporting a profitable and expansive semiconductor industry. Our technology cluster includes Fort Benning (the 5th largest military installation in the world), Raytheon/Pratt Whitney, TSYS/Global Payments, Auburn University, Columbus State
University, and many other companies and institutions, as well as the corporate headquarters of Aflac, Synovus Bank, the W.C. Bradley Company.

The coalition is focused on a variety of solutions for the semiconductor industry locating in the Chattahoochee Valley. These workstreams include education and workforce solutions, local, state, and federal engagement, fundraising, Ft. Benning engagement, and site exploration and evaluation.

Aflac Inc. 

BEAM 

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley 

Bradley Turner Foundation 

Chattahoochee Valley Community College 

Columbus 2025 

Columbus Consolidated Government 

Columbus Development Authority 

Columbus State University 

Columbus Technical College 

Columbus Water Works 

Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley 

Covey Equity 

Delta Data 

Development Authority of Columbus 

Direct Services 

Dudley Strategies 

East Alabama Chamber of Commerce 

Georgia Institute of Technology 

Georgia Power 

Global Payments/TSYS 

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers 

Greater Columbus Chamber 

Macon Russell Community Action Agency 

Media, Marketing and More! 

Muscogee County School District 

NCR Corporation 

Outdoor Events 

Phenix City, Alabama 

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies 

RAM Hotel Group 

Randstad USA 

Russell County Government 

Phenix City Government 

PMB Radio 

Southern Union State Community College 

Synovus 

Troutman Pepper  

Troy University 

Tuskegee University 

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley 

W.C. Bradley Co. 

CHIPS 4 CHIPS currently lives at the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley and will have its own 501c3 and 501c4 soon. 

Create a regional hub for innovation and semiconductor manufacturing in the Chattahoochee Valley. The investment potential for a regional hub established through the CHIPS Act can be upwards of $100B over 20 years. 

Semiconductors, or chips, are tiny electronic devices that are fundamental to nearly all modern industrial and national security activities. These devices power tools as simple as a light switch and as complex as a fighter jet or a smartphone. Small but mighty, semiconductors are also essential building blocks of other emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, 5G communications and quantum computing. 

Semiconductors were invented in America, and the U.S. semiconductor industry has historically dominated many parts of the international semiconductor supply chain, such as R&D, chip design and manufacturing. Yet the U.S. position within the semiconductor industry has been declining. In 1990, the U.S. accounted for around 40% of global semiconductor fabrication capacity. By 2019, that number had dropped to about 11%. 

In 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. It is a vital first step that provides the Department of Commerce with $50 billion for a suite of programs to strengthen and revitalize the U.S. position in semiconductor research, development, and manufacturing—while also investing in American workers. 

These programs seek to restore U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing by providing incentives and encouraging investment to expand the domestic manufacturing capacity necessary to produce the most advanced semiconductors needed for applications in AI and high-performance computing, as well as less advanced semiconductors that remain critical components of everything from automobiles to microwave ovens. In addition to major manufacturing investments, these programs will also create a dynamic new center for innovation and research, laying the groundwork for the creation of the next generation industries. 

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