America’s Lack Of Chips Is More Than A Blip
posted on July 17, 2021 09:01
Throughout my career, the United States has faced many competitiveness challenges, but few have alarmed me more than the ramifications of the recent semiconductor shortage. Our society is totally reliant on microelectronic technologies. They are fundamentally integrated into every industry, government, mode of transportation, energy supply and hospital, with bits of data and information constantly moving from one place to another. This exponential increase in their use is also causing a corresponding increase in the total energy consumption in microelectronics.
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