January 21, 2022 Press Release

Statement on White House Remarks on the Semiconductor Chip Crisis

Statement attributable to Auto Innovators President and CEO John Bozzella ahead of White House remarks on the semiconductor chip crisis:

“Leaders from the semiconductor and automotive industries are investing in new production here in the U.S. and working with Congress and the Administration to reduce the global chip shortage as quickly and efficiently as possible. Congressional passage of the CHIPS Act will help bolster U.S. production and improve long-term supply chain reliability. I was encouraged by a conversation I had with Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves about the commitment by the Administration to get full funding for the CHIPS Act across the finish line.

“The automotive industry is working toward a cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation future. A sustained commitment to investing in and building additional domestic semiconductor capacity that meets the current and future needs of the auto industry in the United States is absolutely essential. We look forward to continuing to work with the Biden Administration and all stakeholders to ensure that the auto industry in the United States continues to lead the world in innovation.”

Additional Background:

- Watch the Autos2050 fireside chat with Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves here.
- In a May 2021 blog post, Auto Innovators’ John Bozzella wrote on addressing the semiconductor shortage.
- The Semiconductor Industry Association and Auto Innovators convened a joint industry workshop on the global chip shortage.
- Auto Innovators sent a letter to Congress in April 2021 on the importance of robust funding for programs authorized by the CHIPS for America Act.
- Auto Innovators submitted comments to the U.S. Commerce Department in November 2021 as part of their solicitation for feedback about increased transparency and resilience of semiconductor supply chains.