Accession Number : ADA521107


Title :   The Asian Semiconductor Industry and It's Potential Impacts to U.S. National Security. Electronics Industry Study


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Howe, Charles


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a521107.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : Although the semiconductor industry began in the United States and many of its top innovations still come from this country, the Asian semiconductor industry is rapidly becoming a dominant force in the global marketplace. Today, the shift of numerous semiconductor activities to Asia is threatening a trusted manufacturing base for U.S. defense needs, increasing the likelihood of key U.S. military technologies transferring to potential adversaries, and weakening the economic strength of the nation in industries vital to technological growth. To protect U.S. national security interests, policymakers need to understand where the Asian semiconductor industry is headed, the implications changes may have on U.S. security, and what protective measures can be taken via policy. This paper begins with some background information on the semiconductor industry as whole, and the Asian semiconductor industry in particular. It then explores the outlook for the Asian semiconductor industry and its potential impacts on U.S. national security. Finally, it concludes with some recommended U.S. policy actions.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY , POLICIES , NATIONAL SECURITY , ECONOMICS , SEMICONDUCTORS , ASIA , UNITED STATES , MANUFACTURING


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Intelligence


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE