Pentagon's CTO warns of microelectronics supply chain risks

By Jaspreet Gill / November 30, 2021 at 3:43 PM
The Pentagon's chief technology officer today warned the microelectronics manufacturing industry could be disrupted by supply chain vulnerabilities and stressed the need for the United States to re-shore its commercial microelectronics capability. “Seventy percent of the microelectronics are offshore,” Heidi Shyu, under secretary for research and engineering, said during her keynote address at the Association of Old Crows International Symposium and Convention. “They’re built in Asia. That obviously poses a supply chain risk . . . Just look at the...

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