The UT Dallas North Texas Semiconductor Institute (NTxSI) seeks to accelerate semiconductor research and innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce development in North Texas. UT Dallas, through NTxSI, serves as the lead convener of a widespread consortium including community colleges, 4-year institutions, industry, and other relevant organizations to work together for this common goal in North Texas. Representative Collin Allred is behind the funding for this initiative.

UT Dallas was funded for $3 million over three years by Collin Allred’s house appropriation funding (through the Department of Education) to pilot semiconductor workforce development programs, officially labeled the North Texas Semiconductor – Workforce Development Consortium.

On June 15, 2023, UT Dallas hosted the kick-off event to jumpstart this programming. Community colleges presented their plans to increase certificate output in this growing field.