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The Chipmakers

U.S. Strengths and Priorities for the High-End Semiconductor Workforce

Will Hunt

Remco Zwetsloot

September 2020

Technical leadership in the semiconductor industry has been a cornerstone of U.S. military and economic power for decades, but continued competitiveness is not guaranteed. This issue brief exploring the composition of the workforce bolstering U.S. leadership in the semiconductor industry concludes that immigration restrictions are directly at odds with U.S. efforts to secure its supply chains.

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