In the United States, relaunching the local semiconductor industry must be a top priority, otherwise Asian rivals will finally leave behind the former semiconductor superpower, the new local president Joe Biden, who was elected in January, called the largest local manufacturers in an open letter on Thursday.
The letter, signed by top executives from Intel, Qualcomm, Micron and AMD, among others, states that the President’s new economic recovery plan must provide significant support for semiconductor developments, especially manufacturing, in order to avoid or minimize them in the long run. similar supply difficulties in the global semiconductor industry, which are affecting automotive players as well as PC and console manufacturers.
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According to the letter, semiconductor manufacturing has now relocated almost entirely to Asia, well indicated by the fact that while in 1990 37% of global production came from U.S. plants, it has now fallen to 12%. According to the signatories, the primary reason for the pole shift is that Asian countries provide significant support (primarily tax breaks and other benefits) to local actors, while no such initiative is currently in place in the United States.
At the same time, Congress last year provided support for research and development and manufacturing activities in the semiconductor industry, but the amount and nature of this have not yet been determined. The signatories draw the President’s attention to the fact that the current situation can only be resolved with definite, significant steps, and that if nothing changes, it could have extremely serious consequences.
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