SEMI Provides U.S. Commerce Department with Analysis of Semiconductor Supply Chain Risks and Recommendations on Strengthening Industry Resiliency
MILPITAS, Calif. – April 6, 2021 – SEMI, the industry association serving the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today announced that it filed comments with the U.S. Department of Commerce in response to its request for public comments regarding risks in the semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging supply chain. The comments SEMI submitted provide a summary of the processes, goods and technologies needed for semiconductor production and a host of policy recommendations to strengthen the U.S. semiconductor supply chain and resiliency of the industry.
“Our comments show that just as countless industries depend on semiconductors, semiconductor fabs depend on a complex, global supply chain providing the essential building blocks for semiconductor device manufacturing, from silicon through final test,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “Incentives to strengthen the industry must be available to all links within the semiconductor supply chain to minimize potential bottlenecks upstream of chip fabs that could impede the growth of the industry in the United States.”
SEMI recommendations in the comments include:
- Strong federal manufacturing and research and development incentives for the entire semiconductor supply chain
- Competitive corporate tax policies
- Trade policies that open markets and eliminate barriers to trade
- Harmonized and pragmatic environment, health, and safety regulations
- Strong workforce development and immigration policies for high-skilled workers
- Narrowly tailored and multilateral export control policies
SEMI® connects more than 2,400 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Technology Communities, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Visit www.semi.org to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.