IPC Applauds Biden’s Focus on Semiconductors, Urges Passage of Competitiveness Legislation


Reading time ( words)

During his State of the Union address, U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to urge Congress to pass much-needed funding for semiconductor manufacturing and other advanced technologies as part of a new competitiveness measure. Both the House- and Senate-passed bills include $52 billion in funding as well as additional measures to boost American R&D, which will help reestablish the United States as a global leader in building the technologies of the future. IPC applauds President Biden’s continued focus on the semiconductor shortage and his ongoing efforts with Congress to finalize the “USICA/America COMPETES” legislation.

In addition, President Biden is expected to mention the recently announced plan by Intel to invest $20 billion in semiconductor manufacturing in the state of Ohio. This investment is part of the more than $200 billion in efforts announced by several companies in the last year to produce microchips, electronic vehicles, batteries and other advanced manufacturing in the United States.

“Investments like Intel’s in Ohio will not only support the local community and create thousands of good-paying jobs; they also will help rebuild America’s entire electronics ecosystem, upon which semiconductors and all electronics products rely,” said John W. Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “Building a resilient domestic electronics industry is a strategic priority for the United States, and it will require a holistic approach to succeed.”

President Biden’s speech tonight comes less than a week after his administration’s release of a capstone report marking the culmination of year-long supply reviews of six industrial sectors. The Commerce Department’s review on the information and communications technology revealed structural supply chain vulnerabilities and proposed robust investment and support in the U.S. electronics manufacturing ecosystem.

IPC will continue to work with the Biden’s Administration to strengthen America’s semiconductor supply chain and urges the swift passage of competitiveness legislation to help expand the domestic semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries.

Share




Suggested Items

Preparing the Next-gen Tech Workforce

05/18/2022 | Marc Carter, Independent Contributor
Knowledge transfer, especially from the “graying-out” experienced technical workers in our industry, is a complex, difficult family of problems. It differs wildly between companies, and even within divisions of the same company. One of the biggest barriers is the full manufacturing schedules in North American electronics companies that don’t leave any slack time—and the 40-hour work week is a complete fantasy for many.

Are Your Existing Machines Enough to Keep Up?

05/04/2022 | Jennifer Davis, Arch Systems
Buy new or make do? It’s an age-old debate for manufacturers who are trying to decide how best to manage machine assets inside their manufacturing facilities. New machines are expensive, but so is operating existing machines at a comparative deficit.

Finding Solutions in the Quoting Process

05/03/2022 | Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits
It’s easy to frame all our supply chain woes around the COVID-19 pandemic. However, at Screaming Circuits, we started receiving dire warnings about component shortages in early 2018. At that time, we were told that the supply upheaval could last years and that we should expect it to get much worse before it got better. Now, four years later, I would say those warnings nailed it.



Copyright © 2022 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.