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With $327 billion Investment in Announced Projects, The Chip Act is Developing US Semiconductor Production

Roughly half of the $39 billion allocated under the Chips Act has already been utilized. This legislation emerged as a response to the need for economic revitalization post-pandemic and to enhance the United States’ global competitiveness. Its effectiveness has exceeded expectations. Projections suggest that by 2030, the US could account for approximately 20% of the world’s most advanced chip production, a significant increase from the current negligible share.

Recently, President Biden visited Syracuse, NY, a customary move for government officials to highlight substantial investments in the local economy. However, this occasion was distinctive. The visit centered around a remarkable $6.1 billion injection from the CHIPS and Science Act into Micron Technology. Micron intends to allocate these funds towards constructing a manufacturing campus in the northern suburbs of Syracuse, alongside a factory in Boise, Idaho, as part of a $100 billion investment plan.

The infusion of investment is poised to make a profound impact on Syracuse, raising hopes for a revitalization of the local economy. Beyond its local effects, this investment holds broader significance as the latest in a succession of federal grants disbursed under the Chips Act, catalyzing an unforeseen surge of investment activity nationwide.

Billions of dollars in grants have been allocated to various entities, including Intel for initiatives in Arizona, Ohio, New Mexico, and Oregon; TSMC for endeavors in Arizona; and most recently, Samsung for ventures in central Texas.

With chip companies and supply chain partners unveiling investments amounting to $327 billion over the next decade, the US government has now allocated more than half of its $39 billion Chips Act incentives. This surge in investment has coincided with a remarkable 15-fold increase in the construction of manufacturing facilities for computing and electronics devices.

Examining the impact of the Micron investment illustrates this trend. Anticipated to be production-ready by 2026, the Idaho facility will be followed by two facilities in New York in 2028 and 2029. The White House projects that these developments will generate 20,000 construction and manufacturing jobs, along with tens of thousands of indirect jobs in the respective regions.

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