Free story: Washington wrestles with strategy to boost computer chip production

By Justin Doubleday / April 7, 2021 at 5:13 PM

The Biden administration and Congress are on the cusp of pouring billions of dollars into creating new U.S. manufacturing plants for semiconductors, the tiny computer chips that underpin most modern technologies, including advanced military systems. Officials are particularly concerned about China's plans to dominate the semiconductor industry by 2030.

In a new story, Inside Defense explores how policymakers are grappling with difficult questions about shaping what amounts to a U.S. attempt at "industrial policy" for the first time in decades.

Read the free story here.