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Trade Association Offers Recommendations to Drive Semiconductor Supply Chain Resiliency

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The Information Technology Industry (ITI) Council, a tech trade association, has provided the U.S. government with several recommendations to establish a resilient supply chain for semiconductors and address the current chip shortage.

ITI said Monday it offered five recommendations in response to a request for comments on semiconductor supply chain risks that the Department of Commerce issued in September and one of those is funding the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors for America Act and enacting a strengthened version of the Facilitating American Built Semiconductors Act.

Other recommendations are ensuring a non-discriminatory approach and cooperation with global partners, empowering resiliency and diversification, strengthening the tech workforce and caution that the request for comments’ data collection approach may not provide an accurate picture of semiconductor supply chain issues.

“Given the unprecedented demand for chips, ITI encourages the U.S. Government to remain focused on supporting and accelerating strategic investments in research, development, prototyping, manufacturing, and advanced packaging capacity across the semiconductor supply chain ecosystem, with a particular focus on gaps in U.S. capabilities,” ITI’s submission reads.