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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies

Daniel Nenni

Staff member
The White House released the “National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies,” which outlines how the United States will promote and protect semiconductors, and other key technologies from competitors and adversaries.


Today, President Trump released the “National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies,” which outlines how the United States will promote and protect our competitive edge in fields such as artificial intelligence, energy, quantum information science, communication and networking technologies, semiconductors, military, and space technologies.

As our competitors and adversaries mobilize vast resources in these fields, American dominance in science and technology is more important now than ever, and is vital to our long-term economic and national security. The United States will not turn a blind eye to the tactics of countries like China and Russia, which steal technology, coerce companies into handing over intellectual property, undercut free and fair markets, and surreptitiously divert emerging civilian technologies to build up their militaries.

The Trump Administration’s critical and emerging technologies strategy establishes priority actions to protect our national security innovation base and secure our technology advantage by strengthening rules where gaps exist, insisting that agreements be enforced, and working with like-minded allies and partners to promote, advance, and ensure the success of our common principles. This Administration continues to defend our industry, address unfair practices, and level the playing field for American workers.

Our Strategy also emphasizes the importance of promoting the national security innovation base. Under President Trump, the United States has already made historic progress in this area. From the American AI Initiative to the National Quantum Initiative, the Trump Administration has taken bold action to accelerate our leadership in the technologies underpinning the Industries of the Future, announcing unprecedented research and development investment, removing regulatory barriers to innovation, developing the highest quality American workforce, and building strong relationships with likeminded allies and partners.

The National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies lays the foundation for the United States to continue to turn ideas into innovations, to transform discoveries into successful commercial products and companies, and to protect and enhance the American way of life for many years to come.
Based on all the deeps cuts that GF has performed over the past few years, I think the real enemies of American manufacturing and technology are McKinsey and Wall St.

Seeing that TSMC now outspends Intel by an order of magnitude on EUV reaffirms this notion.

But hey, Russia and China.

Daniel Nenni

Staff member
I agree. From what I have been told the AZ politicians are really pushing TSMC to build in Arizona ($12B fab) but I will believe it when I see it. Maybe if AZ puts up half the money?


Based on their most recent earnings call, it didn't sound like TSMC would be building in Arizona anytime soon. Here's a transcript snippet:

Sebastian Hou - Analyst for CLSA
We've seen the rising cross-strait relationship risk in recent months. So what -- if TSMC or your customers are concern or discuss with you about the potential risk in production operation as most of your fabs are located in Taiwan? And if such heightened risk continue for longer than just months, whether TSMC will keep -- consider keep most fabs in Taiwan or increasing investment in other regions?

Okay, Sebastian. In fact, TSMC will continue to focus on Taiwan. I mean, that's our center of R&D and majority of our production fabs will continue to be located in Taiwan regardless of all the geopolitical tension or any kind of disruption.

TSMC seems to actively avoid mentioning Arizona. My GUESS is that the deal is in limbo. We haven't heard much since Senate Democrats asked for details & for the government to consider "companies that already have built a significant presence in the U.S." (citing Micron, GlobalFoundries and Cree). -

The problem obviously is neither Micron, GlobalFoundries or Cree is TSMC.


Maybe there are a few people that can straight out of college make an app or service and support themselves but for the rest of the 99.999999999.....% of people need some time and practice to figure things out. manufacturing is a great opportunity for people to support themselves and get in the door as they try to figure things out. It gives them practice as well.

Unfortunately universities are pushing the $billion company straight out of college dream and it's not working for anybody.