Please join the Global Tech Security Commission (GTSC) – a joint partnership between the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue – as well as the GeoEconomics Center and GeoTech Center, on February 22 at 2:00pm ET for a virtual panel discussion on a forthcoming report about how the US and its allies and partners should jointly approach securing the global supply chain for the semiconductor industry. This event will feature special introductory remarks from Senator Shaheen, a GTSC honorary co-chair and Chair of the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.

In August 2022, the US Congress passed the CHIPS and Science Act, a law that approves subsidies and tax breaks to help jump-start the renewed production on American soil of advanced semiconductors. Just two months later, the Biden administration issued wide-ranging restrictions on the export to China of chips and chip-making technology to undercut that country’s ability to manufacture the same class of integrated circuits. Along with a steady stream of Biden administration prohibitions on technology sales to key Chinese companies, the US initiatives represent a profound turn toward competition with China in the high-tech realm.

As US restrictions mount, the once-unimaginable process of reorienting semiconductor supply chains will become an ever-present reality. The CHIPS and Science Act already is becoming an important factor in corporate strategy, providing incentives for Taiwanese, Korean, and American companies to make big bets on new factories in places like New York, Ohio, Texas, and Arizona. What, then, are the potential implications of US semiconductor policy for the global semiconductor supply chains and the competition for primacy in an industry that is constantly changing the face of the global economy and one that has implications for global security in all its dimensions?

Special introductory remarks

Jeanne Shaheen
US Senator

A conversation with

Craig Allen
US-China Business Council

Martin Chorzempa
Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Jimmy Goodrich
Vice President, Global Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association

Moderated by

Lingling Wei
Chief China Correspondent
The Wall Street Journal

Opening remarks by

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