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Supply Chains

This research documents the supply chains for national security relevant technologies such as cutting-edge semiconductors to understand how the United States can maintain secure access to these technologies, and identify policy options for this country and its allies to preserve a generational lead over peer competitors. It assesses the implications of, and recommends policy actions related to, de-coupling and re-shoring of such supply chains.

Recent Publications

Identifying emerging technologies is critical to governments, the private sector, and researchers, but these groups lack a shared analytical approach when it comes to assessing the trajectories of new technologies. To better calibrate efforts to protect and promote emerging technologies, supply chain security research provides a mature, relevant analytical framework.

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CSET submitted the following comment in response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) about the development of the newly established Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP) Directorate, in accordance with the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.

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The U.S. semiconductor supply chain’s resilience will meaningfully increase only if current efforts to re-shore fabrication (that is, to situate more facilities that make its key parts in the United States) are met with commensurate efforts to re-shore upstream material production along with downstream assembly, test, and packaging (ATP) of...

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Recent Blog Articles

On September 8, 2023, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) released their Bipartisan Framework on AI Legislation. The framework includes many ideas and recommendations that CSET research has highlighted over the past four years. This blog post highlights some of the most relevant reports and CSET’s perspective on...

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Will Hunt

Commerce Department Fellow

Related News

A policy brief by CSET’s Will Hunt was referenced in an article published by The Financial Times discussing Intel's decision to ignore a new chip-making technology nearly a decade ago and how it has put it and the US behind in the global semiconductor manufacturing race.
The Wall Street Journal referred to a policy brief by CSET's Will Hunt, which analyzes how incentives from the CHIPS Act should be allocated among various types of chips. The article talks about the $53 billion CHIPS Act program, which aims to revive the domestic semiconductor industry by offering subsidies for manufacturing incentives and research and development.
Funding from the CHIPS and Science Act is expected to build new semiconductor manufacturing plants, but to staff new fabs, Research Analyst Will Hunt estimates a need for more than 3,000 high-tech workers.