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Electronics Manufacturing Industry Calls on Congress to Pass New COVID Recovery BillAugust 4, 2020 | IPC
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IPC, the global electronics manufacturing association, is calling on the U.S. Congress to enact a COVID-19 recovery bill and include provisions of importance to everyone who depends on electronics.
In a letter to the top four leaders in Congress, IPC stresses that electronics are at the heart of the modern economy and key sectors, including urgently needed medical equipment, critical infrastructure, and defense systems. “Yet, the crisis has exposed vulnerabilities in our manufacturing base,” the letter adds.
The association urges Congress to support the nation’s industrial resiliency by passing a Recovery Package with the following measures:
- Modified unemployment insurance benefit to continue essential support for laid-off workers, helping to maintain consumer demand while reducing disincentives to return to work.
- Common-sense liability protections shielding businesses that have taken “reasonable steps” to comply with government workplace safety guidelines.
- Paycheck Protection Program extension and the Safe and Healthy Workplace tax credit.
- Supplementary funding to sustain and rebuild the defense industrial base.
- Aid to state and local governments to ensure essential services are maintained.
The timing and scope of the legislation are still being worked out, but a package is expected to be negotiated and voted upon soon.
DuPont today announced that Jon Kemp, President, DuPont Electronics & Industrial, has been named Chair of the Board of Industry Leaders of SEMI, a global industry association serving the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain.
With the seemingly endless ways that electronic products are worming their way into our lives, what was once “nice to own” is increasingly considered indispensable. The capabilities of these products have been driven by relentless improvements at every level of the manufacturing chain, from individual transistors (which are approaching Angstrom levels) to systems the size of buildings supporting Bitcoin mining and increasingly distributed AI products.
HARMAN, an automotive electronics technology company and subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on delivering consumer experiences at automotive grade, confirms it will continue as an Official partner of Scuderia Ferrari for a second Formula One season. The on-track marketing partnership extends to technology on the road, with Ferrari becoming the first automotive OEM to adopt a number of solutions from HARMAN’s in-cabin monitoring system, HARMAN Ready Care, for its next-generation road cars.
Maggie Benson was in an expansive mood. It had been almost three years since her grandfather asked her to take over Benson Electronics. By using Lean techniques, cost modeling the assembly process, and implementing continuous improvement, the company made significant profitability improvements.
I-Connect007 is excited to announce the latest season of its popular podcast, On the Line With..., where industry experts share the latest insights and perspectives on the most relevant topics in the electronics industry. In this new season, “PCB 3.0: A New Design Methodology,” host Nolan Johnson speaks with Cadence experts about the shift taking place in the methods used for designing circuit boards. In this first episode, Product Management Director Patrick Davis addresses the need for change.