Building a Sustainable Global Semiconductor Supply Chain

6 Sep 2021


Hemlock Semiconductor in Saginaw, Michigan, is the nation’s largest manufacturer of ultra-pure polysilicon that is sliced by other manufacturers into wafers to be used in solar cells and semiconductors. Area Development’s editor recently asked the company’s senior vice president of Advocacy and Engagement about the recent shortage in the global production of semiconductors that has been causing delays in the manufacture of products utilizing these chips.

Area Development: How does Hemlock think the U.S. should respond to China’s efforts to dominate the market for both polysilicon and semiconductors?

Brooke Beebe: Policy actions such as the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and the Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act signal that the U.S. government is ready to incentivize robust domestic semiconductor and solar manufacturing supply chains and invest in thousands of high-quality semiconductor and clean energy manufacturing jobs across America.

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