Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has been frustrated by the slow pace of a proposed bill to spend billions on semiconductor manufacturing and upped the stakes in a new interview, saying that the economic damage could become permanent soon.
After months of debate, Congress is still slow-walking a bill that would spend over $50 billion on semiconductor manufacturing.
The U.S. role in semiconductor manufacturing has fallen from nearly 40% in 1990 to 12% today, according to a recent report from the Semiconductor Industry Association. The situation is even worse with the world’s most advanced logic semiconductors, 100% of which were manufactured overseas in 2019.
Biden recently traveled to Alabama and noted during the appearance at a Lockheed Martin facility there that “each of the Javelins you produce includes more than 200 semiconductors.” [a propos: если бы это был Трамп, то его поправили бы, что полупроводники это материалы, а он толкует о чипах]