Can semiconductor manufacturing return to the US?

A wafer (a thin slice of semiconductor) on display during SEMICON 2020, in Taipei, Taiwan on September 23, 2020.SEMICON Taiwan is the only professional semiconductor exhibition in Taiwan and the second-largest in the world, according to event organizer Semi Taiwan. (Photo by Walid Berrazeg/Sipa USA)No Use UK. No Use Germany.

In the first episode of “Vying for Talent,” Morris Chang, the founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), shares the story of his journey in establishing the world’s largest producer of semiconductor chips. In discussion with hosts Ryan Hass (Brookings) and Jude Blanchette (CSIS), Dr. Chang offers insight on the importance of the cultivation of technology talent and the future for semiconductor manufacturing returning to the United States.

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Clips heard in the episode:

U.S. Secretary of Labor Gina Raimondo
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
President Joseph R. Biden
Jackie Northam, NPR; Morgan Ortagus, U.S. State Department