With the chip shortage hurting numerous industries, lawmakers are doing taking part in discussing ways to curb the issue. In the United States, there has been a known demand for supply made from home. Back in the May 2020, the US government has reportedly approached Intel to create more fabrications in US soil. This was effectively materialized with Intel’s IDM 2.0 announcement with a $20-billion factory to be made in Arizona.
In a new report, new Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger will be joining an April 12 meeting at the White House according to Reuters sources. President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan as well as economic aide Brian Deese and multiple representatives from the semiconductor and automotive industry will be in attendance as well.
Intel is also working on to secure a US Department of Defense contract to build a “domestic, commercial foundry that meet the security needs of the US government.”
The Biden administration has called for a supply chain review for semiconductors as the global chip shortage continues and hurts many related industries like automobiles who rely on computer chips to manage modern parts on automotives. The impact is so drastic that Japanese maker Subaru has stated that it might shut down one of its Japanese plants.