MAR 09, 2021 | US
Tech Continues Push for Semiconductor Funding
Politico, March 9, 2021
By Alexandra Levine
Associations representing the country’s largest tech companies are maintaining pressure on the Biden administration to provide grants and tax credits to incentivize domestic semiconductor production. The global chip shortage and its impact on critical industries such as cars and electronics has made clear how dependent the US is on foreign manufacturers. And it has given trade groups a prime moment to press their case.
“Taking these actions will help to spur US chip manufacturing, solidify US leadership in semiconductor research and development, and better meet the projected long-term growth in the demand for chips,” nine associations wrote in a new letter. It is signed by the Information Technology Industry Council, Semiconductor Industry Association, TechNet and BSA | The Software Alliance, among others. Late last month, Biden initiated a 100-day review of the supply chains for critical goods, including semiconductors, to identify potential vulnerabilities.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。