April Showers Bring May flowers??
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US Electronics Spotlight
Semiconductors & #chipsdontfloat
You know something has caught the nation’s zeitgeist/attention when overheard conversations at family gatherings and restaurants contain mentions of “chips”, “semiconductors” and “supply chain issues”, for starters. This isn’t hyperbole either. I think we can all admit that our insular sphere of electronics manufacturing has the ear and ire of many people in government, private industry, and the consuming public. When you can’t buy a car, order a new cell phone or get the parts needed to fix your refrigerator, people are going to start wondering about the root causes.
Semiconductors, due to the lack of supply, are causing many of the consumer and commercial product delays–their importance is now well known to most outside observers. The CHIPS for America and FABS Acts have both been proposed and discussed in Congress to help bolster domestic production and innovation of semiconductors. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has been instrumental in shaping the key points in these respective pieces of legislation. Let’s hope that SIA and Congress also realize and highlight the need for investment in PCB fabrication, component manufacturing, and domestic raw material supply/fab. Chips need the base foundation to function; without the entire chain growing alongside semiconductor investment, we’ll only be solving a portion of the puzzle.
We wrote a recent blog on this very topic. Check it out here.
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