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Robert D. Hof Guest Contributor

Robert D. Hof, a former Silicon Valley bureau chief for BusinessWeek, is a freelance writer in California.

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  • Andy Grove

    The former leader of Intel wants to see more manufacturing jobs in the United States—by any means necessary.

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  • Lessons from Sematech

    The consortium that helped revitalize the U.S. semiconductor industry in the 1980s and 1990s has become a model for how industry and government can work together.

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