NDIA lauds passage of CHIPS and Science Act
ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association issues the following statement regarding passage of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022:
NDIA congratulates the House and Senate on its bipartisan teamwork to pass this vital bill. Making the United States more competitive in the semiconductor industry is necessary for so many industries; for national defense, it is imperative. Modern weapons systems, aircraft, vehicles and electronics all depend on chips and microelectronics to operate.
In the three years since the initial CHIPS Act’s passage, near-peer competitors’ capabilities have advanced while the United States continues to rely heavily on foreign-made chips for defense and commercial products. Coupled with the supply-chain impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the immediate need for onshoring chip manufacturing has increased in urgency.
The $52.7 billion designated for onshoring construction and expansion of semiconductor manufacturing facilities sets us back on course. NDIA applauds this bipartisan effort to advance national security.
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