SIA Urges U.S. Government Action to Strengthen America’s Semiconductor Supply Chain
WASHINGTON—April 5, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce in response to President Biden’s executive order on securing America’s critical supply chains. The submission highlights the importance of the global semiconductor supply chain to maintaining a strong semiconductor industry and identifies a range of vulnerabilities in the supply chain. It also urges the Biden administration and Congress to enact federal incentives for domestic chip production and investments in chip research to ensure the long-term strength and resilience of America’s semiconductor supply chain.
“Semiconductors are foundational to America’s economy, national security, health care system, and digital infrastructure, and they will be critical for U.S. leadership in the essential technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and advanced wireless communications,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO, regarding SIA’s comments. “We appreciate President Biden’s focus on ensuring the strength and resilience of America’s semiconductor supply chains. As part of this effort, we look forward to working with the Biden administration and Congress to enact federal investments in domestic chip production and innovation so more of the semiconductors our country needs will be manufactured on U.S. shores.”
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