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Biden officials are urging semiconductor manufacturers to “make a comeback” in their sales as they rush to address a global crisis.
Officials said they have asked for more information from the companies that sell them. “We hope that this will be a start in encouraging each other to have a clear picture of what we want and what we want,” said a United States official.
The request, to be submitted to the U.S. Federal Register, will aim to obtain information on chip design and requirements, the number of different groups and groups of customers, say officials. Answers will be free.
This comes as trade secretary Gina Raimondo and director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese convened a meeting with arms dealers at the White House later on Thursday.
Biden’s administration has been quick to resolve the issue shortage of chip worldwide since the beginning of this year, when several car manufacturers, including General Motors and Ford, were forced to drive to the US because they could not afford to buy computer chips.
The increase in demand for electronic devices during the epidemic has led to a shortage of chips, which has increased sharply in the US and restrictions on Chinese chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.
It has the bones of machine makers around the world as an exchange machine operator and consumer electronics customers, who pay more for semiconductors.
On Wednesday night, U.S. officials said they were “deeply concerned” that the closure of factories in Vietnam and Malaysia, caused by the Delta coronavirus, could affect chip delivery chains. Some of the features of chip integration, including collection and packaging, occur in those countries.
The shortage has also led to calls from US semiconductor companies to provide funding to the government. The Semiconductor Industry Association says US arms production has declined because funding for foreign companies has made the U.S. brand more competitive.
U.S. officials are helping to approve a $ 52bn package of U.S. chip funding, provided by the Senate but not approved by the House of Representatives.
Earlier this month, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the appointment of a white man Chip Act addressing the EU’s high reliance on semiconductor manufacturers in Asia, as a “case for autonomy”.
On Wednesday, U.S. officials will work with allies to find a supply chain.
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