Critical Materials for Critical Goods: Rebuilding the Microelectronics Industrial Base

A.N. Caruso
Midwest Microelectronics Collective,
United States

Keywords: chips, microelectronics, semiconductors, supply chain, materials


Microelectronics fabrication requires a global microeconomy of inputs. For reasons related to compliance, competition, tax incentive, wages, natural resources, technical know-how and control, the US has ceded its capacity to manufacture the essential, critical and irreplaceable base materials required for microelectronics fabrication. This talk will provide an overview of the problems and challenges facing the reshoring and rebuilding of the US microelectronics industrial base and how Kansas and Missouri are responding through the Midwest Microelectronics Collective.