Up Close with David Schild, Executive Director, Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA)

This timely conversation covers the ongoing efforts to ‘reshore’ the full semiconductor technology stack, spear-headed by the Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA). Executive Director David Schild explains that while only 13% of global semiconductors are made in the U.S., the rest of the assembly fares even worse: 4% of PCBs and less than 1% of IC substrates are made here. But things are changing rapidly. This conversation covers the current Red Sea shipping disruptions; what PCBAA and IPC are doing to influence the conversation in DC, how the financial situation is unfolding and when the money will get spent, the impact of politics during an election year, and much more.

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