What the CHIPS Act Really Means for U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturers

CPA chief economist Jeff Ferry says the CHIPS Act is needed to counter China’s rise in the semiconductor space, and that the R&D component of the bill needs to include guardrails so American academia isn’t beta-testing and researching new chips in partnership with Chinese universities and companies.

CPA Demands Restoration of CHIPS Act Provision Preventing Taxpayer Funded Research from Benefitting China

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today criticized the Senate for passing the $250 billion CHIPS Act after removing an anti-China security measure that would bar U.S. companies from manufacturing products in China, such as semiconductors, that were developed using federally funded research. Numerous U.S. government investigations, including the Section 301 investigation,…