How it Affects You
Microchips are part of every aspect of modern life.
From personal electronics to life saving medical equipment and automobiles, microchips are an inescapable part of everyday life and modern technology. Given the importance and uses, sourcing over 80% of our chips from Taiwan, which is under threat of invasion by China, creates a national security risk and leaves the American people in a vulnerable position. America’s major company can help change all of this by sourcing more of their chips from the United States.
The Key Players
Due to the substantial market share represented by the top 25 U.S. chipmakers, designers, and their 50 largest American customers, these companies are in unique position to bring chip manufacturing back home. If they pledge to source more of their microchips from America, we can end our reliance on countries like Taiwan and China and help strengthen our national security.
Top 25 U.S. Chipmakers and Designers
50 Largest American Customers of U.S. Chipmakers and Designers
The Chip In America Movement is Driving Change
Over 30,000 have joined the Chip In America movement and signed the petition.
Congress resisted lobbying efforts by powerful special interests and recently amended the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to forbid the government and its contractors from purchasing microchips made by certain companies believed to be controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.
Congress recently passed the Chips and Science Act , which provides roughly $280 billion in new funding to boost domestic research and manufacturing of semiconductors.
Take Action: Tell American companies to source at least 50% of their microchips from the United States by 2030.
Sign the Petition
By signing this petition today, you can help bring chip manufacturing back home. When you sign, your petition will be sent to the board members of the top 25 U.S. chipmakers, designers, and their 50 largest American customers. Importantly, the petition asks each company to commit to a corporate social responsibility pledge to source at least 50% of their microchips from the United States by 2030.
There is high confidence that CXMT is fully integrated into the Chinese military and surveillance apparatus. We are reasonably certain Chinese chips can be altered to contain malware.
“The East is rising, and the West is Declining.”
The threat that will define this century is China. And we will need a whole-of-society — not just government — whole-of-society effort to match them.
Fundamentally, we need to make more chips in America… The semiconductor industry was invented in America. Once upon a time, not that long ago, we made almost 40% of all the world’s chips in America. Now we make only 12%, which means we’re extremely dependent on other countries for our chips.
China is pursuing unprecedented state-funded efforts to forge a world-leading semiconductor industry by 2030. If a potential adversary bests the United States in semiconductors, it could gain the upper hand in every domain of warfare. Never before in my lifetime have I been more worried that we will soon be displaced by a rival or more aware of what second place means for our economy, our security, and the future of our nation.
“We don’t have the ability to make the most advanced chips now — right now, Ninety percent of the most advanced chips are made in Taiwan. China is doing everything it can to take over the global market so they can try to outcompete the rest of us and have a lot of applications — including military applications.”