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The Northwest-AI-Hub is an infrastructure of physical and virtual facilities with the mission to serve regional and national needs for lab-to-fab translation of AI hardware technologies. Academia and industry partners will collectively accelerate lab-to-fab transition and system demonstration at scale, bridging the "valley of death" and ensuring the commercial viability of the Hub's innovations.

The Hub

The Northwest-AI-Hub comprises over 40 academic institutions, National Labs, and industry partners, covering the entire value chain of semiconductors, from materials, and devices, to EDA and chip design, packaging, as well as system prototyping and testing. 


H.S. Philip Wong, Chair
H.-S. Philip Wong

Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor in the School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Chair Northwest-AI-Hub


Tsu-Jae King Liu, Co-Chair
Tsu-Jae King Liu

Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering; Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Co-Chair Northwest-AI-Hub


Academic Members

Prof. Subhasish Mitra, Stanford University
Prof. Kunle Olukotun, Stanford University
Prof. Sayeef Salahuddin, UC Berkeley
Prof. S.J. Ben Yoo, UC Davis

Industry Members

Dr. Paul Cunningham, SVP/GM, Cadence
Dr. Brad Ferguson, SVP/GM, Skywater
Dr. Richard New, VP Research, Western Digital

Internal Advisory Board

  • Dan Armbrust, Si Catalyst
  • Kwabena Boahen, Stanford University
  • Carol Burns, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Abhijeet Chakraborty, Synopsys
  • Bernadine Fong, Foothill College
  • Rick Gottscho, Lam Research
  • Jack Kotovsky, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Gil Vandentop, Intel
  • Jeff Weldon, University of Hawaii
  • Ray Zanoni, RTX -Collins

External Advisory Board

  • Sanjay Banerjee, University of Texas Austin
  • Bill Chappell, Microsoft
  • Mark Lundstrom, Purdue University
  • Nicole Petta, Rambus
  • Dan Radack, IDA
  • Kyle Squires, Arizona State University
  • Jennifer Welton, Honeywell

Contact Us

Northwest-AI-Hub Central Office (HCO) - Under the guidance of the Executive Committee the Hub Central Office (HCO) leads the day-to-day Hub operations.