President Biden Prioritizes US PCB Production with Defense Production Act Invocation

    IPC (Institute for Printed Circuits), a global association representing the electronics manufacturing industry, has applauded US President Joe Biden for prioritizing the domestic development of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and advanced packaging, including IC substrates, under Title III of the Defense Production Act (DPA). IPC, along with U.S. Partnership for Assured Electronics (USPAE) and the PCB Association of America (PCBAA) has been urging President Biden to address industrial base vulnerabilities and deliver on the promise of the CHIPS Act through a "silicon-to-systems" innovation strategy.

    IPC President and CEO John Mitchell stated that the erosion of US PCB capabilities and capacity has compromised national and economic security, with the US share of global PCB production falling from 30% to 4%. This makes the nation heavily reliant on a global supply chain that is itself in turmoil. Mitchell said that the presidential determination is a crucial first step toward securing the domestic supply of these critical electronic components.

    On March 27, President Biden announced an additional $50 million in Defense Production Act funding for US and Canadian companies to invest in advanced packaging for semiconductors and printed circuit boards. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the US will develop multiple high-volume advanced packaging facilities and become a global leader in chip packaging technologies.

    The Biden administration's year-long assessment of the ICT supply chain, released in February 2022, highlighted the importance of PCB fabrication and assembly in electronics manufacturing and recommended that government programs like Title III be used to bolster the strength of US PCB manufacturers.

    With the support of initiatives like this, we at PCB Power Inc. are excited to play a role in advancing the domestic PCB industry and strengthening our supply chain in the US. We are a California-based technology-focused company, we serve customers seeking prototype, small, medium, and production capacity. With over 35+ years, we have developed the systems, processes, and industry relationships required to deliver PCBs in the US. You can get in touch with our team at service@pcbpower.com or you can call us on +1(818) 886 8900 for more inquiries.

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