EMSNOW Up Close: David Schild, Executive Director of the Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA)
Eric discusses the U.S. PCB industry with David Schild, Executive Director of the Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA). The two analyze President Biden’s State of the Union address where he celebrated the passing of the CHIPS Act, the recent U.S. legislation bringing substantial investment in domestic capabilities for manufacturing semiconductors. The two comment on the implications for our industry of this unprecedented public investment in domestic electronics manufacturing, including printed circuit boards, since ‘chips don’t float’. This thoughtful discussion delves into the ‘what happens next’ to leverage this positive development, including addressing the workforce challenges and much more.