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IPC issued the following statement from President and CEO John Mitchell on today’s passage of the “CHIPS+” legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, which follows Senate approval and paves the way to U.S. President Joe Biden’s signature:
“IPC, which is committed to building electronics better, welcomes the final passage of the bipartisan “CHIPS+” legislation, which will help America rebuild a critical part of the U.S. electronics supply chain.
“This much-needed legislation is great news for electronics manufacturers. Our members will have opportunities to secure funding for research and development (R&D), new and improved facilities, and critical workforce training through the programs authorized by the bill. In today’s high-tech world, America depends on advanced electronics; this bill strengthens the industry.
“We are particularly pleased that the bill includes investments in building U.S. advanced packaging capabilities, including at least $2.5 billion for a new National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program. Bolstering advanced packaging in the United States is critical to securing a reliable and innovative semiconductor supply chain. Without it, U.S.-made chips will still need to be sent offshore for packaging and assembly.
“We are pleased that both chambers of Congress were able to come together and pass this bill with bipartisan consensus. We hope policymakers from both parties agree and will work on helping rebuild the entire U.S. electronics manufacturing ecosystem.”
Chris Mitchell, IPC Vice President of Global Government Relations
IPC-1791, Trusted Electronic Designer, Fabricator and Assembler Requirements, is an electronics standard developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and industry to address some of today’s greatest risks to a trusted supply chain. The standard provides traceability and helps protect against counterfeits. In fact, IPC-1791 was specifically cited in the U.S. Department of Commerce response to Executive Order 14017-Securing America’s Supply Chains.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
This week, I’m identifying key news about EVs, orbital payloads, environmental sustainability, the state of the economy, and new executive leadership. I’d say it’s a well-rounded selection of what’s happening in the industry. I can’t help but continue to be impressed by the pervasiveness of space commercialization. Satellites have a long history of being commissioned and operated by private business, but as commercial launch vehicles become more available, it seems that satellite launches are accelerating. Read on!
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Welcome to the Spring issue of IPC Community! This quarterly publication was created with you in mind! In this issue, you’ll find articles, interviews, columns, graphics, surveys, IPC member benefits, and so much more. Each issue is designed to celebrate the success between IPC and its members and how this relationship benefits the entire electronics manufacturing industry.