by Semiconductor Industry Association
WASHINGTON—Dec. 11, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from president and CEO John Neuffer in response to Senate passage today of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA includes Title XCIX, “Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America,” which sets forth provisions authorizing the establishment of federal incentives to promote semiconductor manufacturing and federal investments in semiconductor research. Following House passage earlier this week, Senate approval today means the bill will be sent to the president for signature.
“Congressional approval of the NDAA is a landmark victory for America’s economy, national and supply chain security, and global leadership in the technologies of today and tomorrow. The legislation supports necessary investments in domestic chip manufacturing and research that will help sustain and strengthen America’s longstanding lead in semiconductors and the many technologies they enable.
“We commend the leadership of the provisions’ dedicated champions in Congress, a bipartisan group led by Sens. Cornyn, Warner, Cotton, and Schumer in the Senate and Reps. Matsui and McCaul in the House. We applaud bipartisan Senate approval of the NDAA today, as well as House passage with broad support earlier this week, and we urge the president to sign the legislation into law in short order. Doing so will help strengthen U.S. semiconductor technology and keep America at the leading edge of innovation for years to come.”
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