Before Texas A&M football hosts Alabama, leaders in the computer semiconductor industry will be on campus for what is being described as a two day summit.
A&M system Associate Vice Chancellor for Research David Staack, says Texas stakeholders who are participating want to pursue 52 billion dollars in federal money.
A co-host of this week’s summit is the Texas A&M Semiconductor Institute, which was created this summer in part to coordinate research and development efforts among A&M system universities and agencies.
Stack says that includes workforce development for potential employers like Samsung, which is building a computer chip plant just over one hour away in Taylor. 75 percent of those jobs will not require a P-H-D.
Joining computer chip manufacturers at the summit are federal and state officials.