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Critical Materials Necessary for Semiconductor Manufacturing

Posted by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Oct 3, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Today is National Manufacturing Day, a day to recognize the importance of U.S. manufacturing and assess what is needed to strengthen it. One vital component to continued manufacturing strength in the U.S. is access to critical materials, the lifeblood of the manufacturing process. 

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Topics: helium, environment, materials

Restoring Domestic Supply of Critical Minerals Will Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry

Posted by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Oct 29, 2013 10:00:00 AM

Last month, the semiconductor industry and many other sectors breathed a collective sigh of relief when Congress approved legislation to secure the supply of helium, a gas that is essential for semiconductor manufacturing, medical devices, and a range of other applications. With that near-crisis in mind, SIA supports the idea of developing a plan for ensuring the supply of other critical materials used to manufacture semiconductors and other important products.

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Topics: helium, semiconductor, environment, semiconductors, minerals

House Approves Helium Bill, Sends Back to Senate as Deadline Approaches

Posted by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Sep 25, 2013 4:00:00 PM

Helium legislation continues to bounce between the House and Senate, with both chambers overwhelmingly approving similar bills in recent days as the Oct. 1 deadline for final passage inches closer.

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Topics: helium, semiconductor, environment, semiconductors