IPC commends the Biden administration for completing its 100-day review of strategically important supply chains and for outlining bold actions to strengthen U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and ensure the availability of minerals critical to electronics manufacturing.
The results of the 100-day review are captured in an 11-page White House fact sheet and a 250-page report, released today. IPC believes the review has been helpful in bringing key issues into focus, including the importance of strengthening the entire electronics manufacturing ecosystem. The entire supply chain includes printed circuit board (PCB) and PCB assembly manufacturing; access to raw materials; and next-generation “advanced packaging” of substrate-based multichip modules.
IPC’s recommendations to the administration – many of which are reflected in the documents published today – are summarized in a recent letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.
“For far too long, the U.S. Government has neglected its important role in strengthening the nation’s manufacturing base and instead has watched passively as other countries around the world invested in their manufacturing capabilities,” said IPC CEO John Mitchell. “U.S. electronics manufacturers appreciate the Biden administration’s decision to highlight the longstanding and significant challenges facing the U.S. electronics manufacturing base as a result.”
“This report outlines important, initial steps to address the current crisis and reaffirms the President’s commitment to preserve and extend U.S. leadership in innovation and advanced manufacturing. But addressing America’s manufacturing capacity decline will be a long process,” Mitchell added. “We look forward to working with the Executive Branch, Congress, and an array of stakeholders to reverse the erosion of the U.S. electronics industrial base and related risks to economic and national security.”
IPC and the electronics manufacturers it represents support the following actions being taken or proposed by the Biden administration:
In addition, IPC supports other efforts outlined by the Biden administration as part of this announcement to strengthen the U.S. industrial base, including: