The future of Australia’s semiconductor industry is bright with New South Wales Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, Alister Henskens, today announcing the establishment of the Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau (S3B).

Supporting economic growth across critical local industries including health, defence and communications, S3B will enable advancements in semiconductor technologies, connecting companies, researchers and capabilities to accelerate their global commercial impact.

Bringing together leading experts from the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, the University of New South Wales, CSIRO and the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) as well as industry partners from across the sector, S3B will be led by former Sydney Nanoscience Hub technical director, Dr Nadia Court.

Well-connected across the semiconductor industry, and with expertise in high tech manufacturing, Dr Court is ideally positioned to drive S3B’s mission to enhance Australia’s semiconductor capabilities and increase Australia’s participation in the global semiconductor market.

ANFF Chief Executive Officer, Dr Jane Fitzpatrick, said the S3B initiative is a synergistic effort that will further complement ANFF’s research capabilities and the development of Australia’s manufacturing sector.

“ANFF is proud to support this new initiative of the NSW government,” said Dr Fitzpatrick. “It is a clear step towards the development of new industries in this sector and aligning our incredible innovators with entire ecosystem needed to be successful.”

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