Eshoo & Moore unveil bipartisan bill to bring electronics manufacturing to America and strengthen supply chains
Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT) announced bipartisan legislation to strengthen domestic printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing and strengthen supply chain security. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act will complement semiconductor incentives by encouraging domestic PCB manufacturing and R&D to reduce supply chain disruptions, address national security concerns related to foreign PCB manufacturing, and further strengthen economic leadership American.
“Shortages in the supply chain for electronics are affecting every aspect of American life. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are a key part of that supply chain and are at risk of tampering with vulnerabilities related to offshore manufacturing, however the share of global PCB production in the United States is only about four percent, up from 52 percent. percent of China. If we are to ensure technological superiority on the global stage and strengthen national security, we need to bring PCB manufacturing back to America, which is exactly what my bipartisan bill does, ”the Eshoo representative said.
“I have been encouraged by the constant efforts of Congress to strengthen our industrial base of microchips, as they are increasingly fundamental to our daily technology. However, they are only part of a large microelectronic infrastructure. As we work to re-establish our manufacturing, strengthen our supply chains, and prioritize national security, we are faced with an immediate need to rebuild and strengthen our entire microelectronic ecosystem, “Rep. Moore said.” The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act will help usher in a new era of American manufacturing. This bill will not only maintain the integrity of commercial military and national security materials, but will also fuel the resurgence of American manufacturing by incentivising the purchase and production of printed circuit boards. of national origin. I look forward to partnering with Congressman Eshoo in this bipartisan effort as we work to keep our supply chains and electronic systems secure. “
“The bipartisan Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act addresses vulnerabilities in a key segment of the electronics manufacturing value chain and, in doing so, promotes a ‘silicon-systems’ approach that prioritizes innovation, resilience and innovation. in the electronics industry. We thank representatives Eshoo and Moore for their leadership in helping rebuild US electronics manufacturing and urge all members of Congress to support this bill, ”said John Mitchell, IPC President and CEO.
“Bringing printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing back to the United States is critically important to our economy, national security and the integrity of our high-tech supply chain. PCBs are essential for high-end technology products, from electric cars to cell phones. For higher-end uses, PCBs are as sophisticated and important as the semiconductors attached to them. Over the past two decades, 80% of printed circuit board production has moved overseas, mainly to Asia. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022 will help restore this important manufacturing base in the United States, protect our supply chain, and create new, high-quality jobs. At a time of international tension, uncertainty and risk, this bill is perfectly timely and we congratulate Rep. Eshoo on his leadership in introducing it, ”said Jure Sola, President, CEO and co-founder of Sanmina Corp.
“Printed circuit boards are the high-tech foundation that makes modern life possible, but in the past two decades, PCB manufacturing has moved away from the United States at an alarming rate, as overseas costs have been reduced by foreign investment. . Without strong and secure national supply chains, US production of critical microelectronics is not sustainable. This bill by representatives Eshoo and Moore is a win for all American workers and consumers and for our national and economic security. Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022 “is a critical step toward rebuilding our nation’s PCB manufacturing capacity,” said Travis Kelly, President of the Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA) and CEO of Isola-Group.