Small to big, semi makers push for U.S.-based chip production

SkyWater Technology and Intel have made separate strong appeals for boosting U.S. production of chips to reverse a 30 year decline in chip superiority.  
SkyWater CEO Thomas Sonderman has emerged as a domestic chip production champion.

A broad array of U.S.-based semiconductor companies have revved up support for federal steps to prop up domestic semi manufacturing. The signs are emerging everywhere from trade groups such as the Semiconductor Industry Association to semi giant Intel and other smaller entities. Their over-arching message: domestic production protects national security interests and jobs.

In one recent example, SkyWater Technology of Bloomington, Minnesota, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 12 to celebrate an expansion of its manufacturing facility supported by a Department of Defense investment of up to $170 million. The expansion will support microelectronics manufacturing for the radiation hardened market needed for space and medical imaging. Read the article in Fierce Electronics:

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