Victor Peng Selected as Private Sector Representative on NSTC Steering Committee

July 9, 2024

Natcast is pleased to announce that Victor Peng, President at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a fabless semiconductor company and the leading provider of high-performance and adaptive computing, has been selected to join the Steering Committee of the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC) Consortium. The NSTC Consortium, composed of a wide range of stakeholders, including industry, academic institutions, investors, and government agencies, has a Steering Committee as its governing body. Peng will represent the private sector in a volunteer capacity. Peng’s forward-thinking vision and wealth of technical and corporate experience will be critical in furthering the NSTC’s mission to advance and enable disruptive innovation to provide U.S. leadership in the semiconductor industry of the future.

“I am excited to welcome Victor Peng to the NSTC Steering Committee,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director, and NSTC Steering Committee Chair Laurie E. Locascio. “The National Semiconductor Technology Center is a shining example of how CHIPS for America is bridging the gap between research and industry. By engaging industry in R&D and building strong partnerships, we are accelerating innovations from the lab and into commercialization. Victor has a deep understanding of the semiconductor industry’s technical and business challenges today, and his perspective will be a great asset to the Committee. I look forward to working with him and the entire NSTC Steering Committee on advancing the priorities of the NSTC and delivering on the CHIPS for America vision.”

“As a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership, the NSTC strives to bring together industry and government to drive collaboration and strengthen America’s innovative semiconductor ecosystem,” said Deirdre Hanford, CEO of Natcast and Member of the NSTC Steering Committee. “Victor’s extensive technical and business experience, strategic insights, and focus on leading-edge technologies make him an ideal executive to represent our industry and drive it forward.”

Peng has served as President at AMD since February 2023, with responsibility for the Adaptive, Embedded and Data Center GPU businesses, Advanced Research, and the company’s AI strategy, including the AI hardware roadmap and software efforts. Peng rejoined AMD in February 2022 after 14 years at Xilinx, Inc., most recently serving as Xilinx’s President, CEO, and member of the Board of Directors. Peng has more than 40 years of experience defining and delivering leadership technologies across FPGAs, SoCs, GPUs, and high-performance CPUs. He holds four U.S. patents as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

“I am honored to be joining the NSTC Consortium Steering Committee and excited to contribute to the critical work of advancing the U.S semiconductor industry,” said Peng. “Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with a range of advanced technologies and the brightest minds in the industry to develop products that have impacted the world and improved people’s daily lives. I am excited and committed to bringing this experience and knowledge to Natcast and the NSTC and collaborating across the entire ecosystem to advance U.S. semiconductor leadership.”

Learn more about the NSTC here. View the NSTC Roadmap: Vision for 2024 here.