The Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau (S3B) was established in July 2022 through the Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer to enhance the capability, workforce, market connectedness and competitiveness of the NSW and Australian semiconductor sector. S3B is a joint venture between The University of Sydney, Macquarie University and The University of New South Wales. The entire consortium, in partnership with the CSIRO, the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) and participants from across the Australian semiconductor industry, represents a globally networked, cross-functional grouping that spans the semiconductor value chain.
S3B is working at the nexus between industry, universities and government to increase the commercial impact of semiconductors by building capacity, connectivity and collaboration throughout the sector. To enable the increased participation of NSW and Australia in the global semiconductor supply chain S3B will perform 4 key functions:
The Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau (S3B) was established with funding from the NSW Government through the Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer. It is hosted as a joint venture and co-funded by The University of Sydney, Macquarie University and the University of New South Wales.