Skip to content
Home » Onondaga County » President Biden talks $6.1 billion Micron funding while in Syracuse

President Biden talks $6.1 billion Micron funding while in Syracuse

  • / Updated:
  • Staff Report 

President Joe Biden visited Syracuse, New York, where he announced a significant $6.1 billion in federal funding for Micron Technology to enhance the production of advanced memory chips. This initiative, part of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, aims to position the United States at the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing. Biden highlighted that the funding would support the construction of two new Micron facilities in Clay, New York, and one in Boise, Idaho.

During his speech, Biden emphasized the importance of revitalizing America’s semiconductor industry, noting that the planned Micron site in Central New York would become the largest semiconductor manufacturing site in the nation. He described the future facility as covering an area equivalent to 40 football fields, underscoring the scale of the investment.

DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

The CHIPS and Science Act, spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, aims to restore the U.S.’s leadership in semiconductor manufacturing. Schumer, who accompanied Biden and sported Syracuse University colors, praised the initiative as a transformative economic opportunity for upstate New York. This legislation is expected to bolster national security, enhance economic prosperity in the region, and ensure technological advancements domestically.