The shortage of electronic components in Asia is affecting many industrial sectors around the world.
The White House announced on Friday that it will hold meetings with the leaders of companies affected by the world’s semiconductor shortages to understand how they can increase production in the United States.
Chairpersons of 19 groups from the United States or located in the United States must attend the meeting, such as Alphabet, maintain Google, Intel, Ford or General Motors (GM).
White House sources said that the discussion will focus on “measures to strengthen the resilience of the US semiconductor and other key areas of the supply chain.”
The meeting will be chaired by Brian Deese, Chairman of the White House Economic Committee, and Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor.
White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said that Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will also attend.
At the end of March, President Joe Biden proposed an investment plan in areas such as infrastructure and energy, which will allow the creation of millions of high-paying jobs.
Including strengthening semiconductor production in the United States.
The shortage of electronic components in Asia is affecting many industrial sectors in the world, including the United States.
Take General Motors as an example. Due to the lack of manufacturing auto parts, General Motors has been forced to suspend its production lines many times.
Biden has ordered the cancellation of the scale of the problem at the end of February, which is the cancellation of the supply chain of goods necessary for semiconductors.
Intel even announced the construction of two semiconductor factories in the United States in late March.
She announced that the news was welcomed by Gina Raimondo, who later considered it to be “a good example of the benefits associated with the country’s investment in semiconductor factories”, in addition to enhancing national security.