Menlo Microsystems, Inc. announced it has joined MITRE Engenuity’s Semiconductor Alliance in an effort to create a more resilient and advanced U.S. semiconductor ecosystem. As a member of the Semiconductor Alliance, Menlo Micro will join in the group’s mission to pursue a whole-of-nation approach for an innovation-focused U.S. semiconductor industry and supply chain, advanced domestic manufacturing capabilities and strong intellectual property protections.

Menlo Micro joins industry leaders Intel, Micron and Analog Devices along with experts from all facets of the U.S. semiconductor ecosystem to bolster innovation and strengthen the U.S. economy and national security through cross-sector collaboration. The Semiconductor Alliance brings together insight and engagement from every part of the U.S. semiconductor supply chain, including integrated device manufacturers; fabless chip companies; providers of infrastructure, design, and manufacturing tools; and technology innovators from industry and academia.

“Menlo Micro’s leadership in creating next-generation electrical components and packaging requires innovation across multiple technology dimensions, from high performance glass substrates to small chip-scale packages,” said Russ Garcia, CEO of Menlo Micro. “The Alliance’s goal of a more integrated, innovative and effective U.S. semiconductor industry and supply chain is perfectly aligned with Menlo’s efforts to accelerate complex manufacturing of the Ideal Switch and expedite integration of this boundary-breaking technology into key infrastructure across telecommunications, energy distribution and management, defense and more.”

The growth of MITRE Engenuity’s Semiconductor Alliance comes as a reaction to the historic CHIPS and Science Act and will help facilitate a fair and objective National Semiconductor Technology Center as called for in the Biden administration’s recent implementation plan. The upcoming National Defense Authorization Act will also create a path forward for ensuring a safer world through the collaboration of top tech innovators connected through the Semiconductor Alliance.

“We are excited to welcome Menlo Micro as a key contributor to our network of leading innovators that make up the MITRE Engenuity Semiconductor Alliance," added Laurie Giandomenico, Ph.D., MITRE chief acceleration officer and MITRE Engenuity’s founder and managing director. “This strategic partnership and our unique membership of industry, academic and government collaborators make up a culture of collaboration in America that will be required to build the semiconductor ecosystem of the future. We are creating a “runway” for semiconductor innovation that will level the playing field and accelerate new innovation for the industry.”