Securing Microelectronics Supply Chains

Date: April 20, 2021
Time: 12-2 pm EDT

Join SIA and INSA as we recognize National Supply Chain Integrity Month during this virtual program on Tuesday, April 20 from 12:00-2:00 pm ET. The discussion will address the threat of foreign interference with microelectronics supply chains, the ways in which defense and intelligence agencies work with U.S. companies to mitigate the supply chain risks posed by imported microelectronics components, and the merits of increasing computer chip manufacturing in the United States. This event is open to the press.

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and lead House sponsor of the CHIPS for America Act, will open the event with remarks on the importance of domestic semiconductor R&D and manufacturing and the need to secure U.S. semiconductor supplies.

Mike Orlando, Acting Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), will deliver keynote remarks focused on supply chain threats, followed by a panel discussion.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Cameron Chehreh, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President Pre-Sales Engineering, Dell Technologies Federal
  • Russell Ellwanger, CEO, Tower Semiconductor
  • Dr. Carl McCants, Technical Director, Supply Chain and Cyber Directorate, NCSC
  • Claire Sanderson, Legislative Assistant, Office of Sen. John Cornyn
  • John Neuffer, President and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association (moderator)

Please register for the event by visiting the link below:



April 20, 2021