AM Technical Solutions (AM) has specialized in the design, construction, and facilities support of semiconductor factories for more than 25 years. With renewed efforts by semiconductor companies to further expand their manufacturing capacities, our company is fully engaged in supporting new projects.
One of the primary ways that we are actively supporting the semiconductor industry is by helping companies see the advantages of building new facilities in the U.S., which will bring semiconductor manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. and increase innovation to support the development of new technology.
Why Bring Semiconductor Production Back to the U.S.?
The U.S. semiconductor industry has historically served as the global semiconductor leader. This has positioned the U.S. semiconductor industry to lead the way in exciting advances in manufacturing-processing technology, materials, and architectures that are critical for developing the next generation of semiconductors.
However, according to statistics published by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the U.S. share of semiconductor manufacturing capacity has dropped to a meager 12%, down from 37% a few decades ago in 1990. Additionally, BCG cited that only 6% of the new global capacity in development is planned to be located in the U.S.
To help reverse these two trends, we are working with organizations such as the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) to highlight the benefits of onshoring semiconductor production so that innovation can flourish.
SIA, which is the voice of the semiconductor industry in the U.S., is looking to strengthen the leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with policymakers and industry stakeholders to encourage policies that fuel innovation, propel business, and drive international competition. This effort will help address some of the primary objectives that companies have when deciding on where to build new facilities.
Addressing Objectives to U.S. Semiconductor Production
We understand the climate of semiconductor manufacturing. Over time, there have been advantages to building new facilities in other countries and disadvantages to investing in domestic production.
For instance, investing in new semiconductor factories requires significant capital. And, it is more expensive to build a factory in the U.S. than in other countries. Adding to this cost difference, there are higher governmental incentives outside the U.S. to bring manufacturing to their country.
The incentives outside the U.S. have been in place for a long time, and now the long-term effects are being felt in the U.S. semi industry. That’s why we worked with SIA on their recent study of cost differences between domestic and international production.
SIA then utilized this study in their report to U.S. agencies that helped formulate the CHIPS for America Act, which included $52 billion in funding for semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research provisions. The Act also included a tax credit for domestic semiconductor investments that complements the manufacturing incentives.
According to research from BCG and SIA, the availability of these federal grants and tax incentives “would be effective in reversing the last 30 years’ declining trend in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing.”
Work With Us to Take Advantage of U.S. Semi Production
As one of the leaders in high-tech construction project delivery for semiconductor companies, we are eagerly anticipating this opportunity to help companies build new, state-of-the-art facilities.
Now is the time to take advantage of a level playing field by keeping manufacturing onshore. This will help create new jobs, enable greater innovation, and insulate your supply chain against future global disruptions.
“Our company appreciated the opportunity to work with SIA to support their efforts strengthening the position of the U.S. semiconductor industry,” says Sandeep Davé, AM Chief Business Officer. “Through our expertise and proven approach to semiconductor facility projects, we can help drive ‘time to value’ for U.S. semiconductor manufacturers.”
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