The semiconductor industry is well aware of the massive changes in society and technology it has facilitated in the last seventy years. The march of innovation is inextricably linked to the associated and preceding research. But what of the future? The Semiconductor Industry Association and the Semiconductor Research Corporation have come together to set a vision for US semiconductor research in the years ahead. The vision document sets out 14 priority technical areas in which research is essential to future progress. These range from materials to metrology and characterisation.