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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