Global Semiconductor Industry Calls on Nations to Facilitate Essential Travel by Essential Workers During COVID-19

The undersigned associations express our gratitude to governments around the world that have designated the semiconductor and microelectronics industry essential during their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing continued operation of key manufacturing and operational functions within safety protocols. By designating semiconductor and microelectronics industry workers “essential,” governments have contributed significantly to the industry’s ability to continue to produce and deliver critical components for every nation’s essential infrastructure and life-critical equipment such as health care and medical devices, water systems and the energy grid, transportation and communication networks, and the financial system.