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Eric Breckenfeld

Director of Tech Policy, SIA

Dr. Eric Breckenfeld is the director of technology policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), where he directs SIA’s R&D and workforce development efforts. Prior to joining SIA, Eric provided technical support to DARPA in the areas of electronic materials and device physics, robotics and autonomy, and hardware/supply chain security. Before joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Eric was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the White House’s National Nanotechnology Initiative and before that a National Research Council Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory.


Eric received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.