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22 SMT007 MAGAZINE I SEPTEMBER 2023 On May 11, U.S. Reps. Blake Moore (R-UT) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to bolster domestic printed circuit board (PCB) production and strengthen supply chain security. e Pro- tecting Circuit Boards and Substrates Act will complement semiconductor incentives by encouraging domestic PCB manufacturing and R&D to reduce supply chain disruptions, address national security concerns related to foreign PCB production, and further enhance America's economic leadership. "Now is the moment for Congress to take decisive action by furthering robust legisla- tion to reshore our manufacturing, strengthen our supply chains, and prioritize national secu- rity," said Congressman Moore. "e Protect- ing Circuit Boards and Substrates Act pro- vides a tried-and-true approach to incentiviz- Bipartisan Legislation Reintroduced to Bring Electronics Manufacturing to America and Strengthen Supply Chains ing American companies to produce printed circuit boards here at home, which will main- tain the integrity of military and national secu- rity commercial materials, boost our econ- omy and workforce, and usher in a new era of American manufacturing. e progress we have made on semiconductors is a significant step in the right direction, but congressional support for the entire microelectronics eco- system is needed to reduce reliance on China. I am grateful to reintroduce this bill with Con- gresswoman Eshoo and am hopeful this bipar- tisan effort will successfully move through the legislative process." "Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are criti- cal components of almost every piece of elec- tronics used today," said Congresswoman Eshoo. "However, over the past two decades, a vast majority of PCB manufacturing has This is a reprint of a press release published on

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