Global Semiconductor Industry Calls on Nations to Prioritize Essential Supply Chain Operations During COVID-19

As government authorities craft public health measures to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, including mandatory business closures, we call on all governments to specify semiconductor industry operations as “essential infrastructure” and/or “essential business” to allow continuity in operations of an industry that powers our global digital infrastructure and underpins vital sectors of the economy.

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, the semiconductor industry is focused on ensuring the health and safety of its workers and the continuity of its research, design, and manufacturing operations. Semiconductors are essential components of the technologies that control and enable 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.

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