McCaul Tours Advanced Micro Devices Campus in Austin

This week, U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) — author of the CHIPS for America Act — visited an Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) campus in Austin, Texas, where he toured AMD’s Customer Engagement Center and testing labs and experienced leading-edge semiconductor technology firsthand. 

“It was great to see the groundbreaking work going on at AMD’s location in my hometown of Austin, where they are creating the technology of tomorrow to help solve some of the today’s most important challenges,” said Rep. McCaul. “This tour was a great reminder of why I wrote and championed the CHIPS for America Act — so we could build the domestic ecosystem to design and produce the chips of the future right here in America. I know the innovations of companies like AMD will strengthen the U.S. economy and national security for years to come.”

“Chairman McCaul was instrumental in the passage of The U.S. Chips and Science Act and has a deep appreciation for the critical role semiconductors play in our economy and the importance of supporting the entire semiconductor ecosystem, including design,” said Jonathan Hoganson, AMD Corporate Vice President of U.S. Government Relations. “We were honored to host Chairman McCaul at our Austin campus to showcase our 44-year history in Central Texas and the work of our talented employees who are advancing high-performance and adaptive computing innovation.”

McCaul AMD Tour

McCaul AMD Tour

McCaul AMD Tour

At the end of the visit, AMD presented Rep. McCaul with a personalized chip to commemorate his visit to the facility and his years of work on chips-related legislation.

McCaul AMD Tour


Rep. McCaul first introduced the CHIPS for America Act in 2020, alongside Representative Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Mark Warner (D-Va.). The legislation was authorized in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act and was fully signed into law in August of 2022.

Since the bill’s introduction, companies have already planned to invest hundreds of billions of private sector dollars in semiconductor fabrication facilities in states across the nation. In Texas alone, nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars has been announced for investment in the industry.

AMD is a global semiconductor company driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies. Located in Austin since 1979, AMD’s Texas location employs nearly 3,500 people. AMD products power 101 of the world’s fastest 500 supercomputers, including the Frontier supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, which is the fastest exascale computer in the world.


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