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IPC Welcomes President Biden’s 'Buy American' Executive OrderJanuary 25, 2021 | IPC
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IPC welcomes the “Buy American” Executive Order signed today by U.S. President Joe Biden. The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated starkly the importance of building robust domestic manufacturing capabilities that the United States lacks today.
According to a White House statement, the executive order will:
- “Close current loopholes” in domestic content and purchasing requirements.
- Increase transparency and oversight of potential waivers to “crack down on unnecessary waivers.”
- Reinvigorate the U.S. Manufacturing Extension Partnership and other federal mechanisms to better connect small- and medium-sized enterprises to contracting and subcontracting opportunities.
- Appoint a new senior leader in the Executive Office of the President in charge of the government’s Made-in-America policy initiative.
IPC President and CEO John Mitchell said, “The Executive Order is a meaningful milestone on the road to our manufacturing future. IPC encourages President Biden to complement the Executive Order with an ambitious, interagency U.S. manufacturing strategy that builds capabilities domestically and strengthens ties to U.S. allies and trading partners.
“IPC believes in both free, fair, rules-based international commerce, and in the right of all nations to ensure access to trusted and resilient supply chains for essential goods and services. In signing this Executive Order, President Biden moves closer to achieving the latter, even as a he works with allies and trading partners to promote the former.
“IPC looks forward to reviewing the Executive Order more closely and engaging with the Director for Made-in-America to provide our input on implementation. IPC also encourages President Biden to continue to take swift action during this pandemic to provide immediate, short-term support to manufacturers and workers in a manner that also provides long-term benefits and builds resilient manufacturing networks in the U.S. and worldwide.”
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I-Connect007 has just released the latest episode of its podcast series, On the Line with..., which focuses on designing for reality in the electronics industry. In this episode, host Nolan Johnson talks with ASC Sunstone VP/Manager Matt Stevenson about CAD tool features and data formats that help designers make better decisions and transfer better designs to manufacturing.
TT Electronics, a leading provider of global manufacturing solutions and engineered technologies, proudly announces the grand opening of its newest manufacturing facility located in Mexicali, Mexico.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from SIA President and CEO John Neuffer in response to the semiconductor manufacturing incentives announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce and GlobalFoundries.
One of my great joys as a grandfather of eight is spending time with them at the park. It doesn't take too long until I'm getting stuck on a slide that is too small for me or on the seesaw, with me on one side and them trying to lift me. At that point, they learn some harsh lessons in physics and how heavy Grandpa really is. A seesaw is a relatively simple device, but it’s a great way to explain a rather complex concept in PCB design: design tradeoffs. Each decision made throughout a design comes with inherent pros and cons.