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By Don C. Brunell
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Keeping America's semiconductor edge

 

Last updated 3/30/2021 at 10:28am



Surprisingly, there is something U.S. Presidents agree upon — America’s economic and national security hinge upon maintaining our technology edge in semiconductors.

Those tiny computer chips are the brains of modern electronics. They operate our laptops and smart phones and permeate every sector of our lives from farming and manufacturing to health care and public safety. They are embedded in our military’s most advanced equipment and give us a tactical edge.

Semiconductors are among our nation’s top five exports. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reports in 2019, those e...



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