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New Consortium to Push US Domestic Electronics Production
WASHINGTON – A group of printed circuit board fabricators has established the Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA) amid rising geopolitical challenges faced by domestic microelectronics manufacturers in the US.

PCBAA is a consortium of US-based companies that support initiatives to advance the US domestic production of microelectronics, specifically PCBs, and the materials that comprise the boards.

The organization values the market fairness and a level playing field on which US PCB manufacturers can compete against competitors subsidized by foreign governments.

PCBAA is taking action in Washington to improve conditions for US domestic manufacturers of PCBs and their US domestic supply chains. These actions are guided by PCBAA’s three main mission objectives: supporting domestic production of PCBs; enhancing domestic supply chain security; and advocating for initiatives that create fair market conditions.

The association strives to educate, advocate, and legislate to raise awareness with decision-makers in Congress, the White House, the Department of Defense, and the rest of the Executive Branch about the domestic capabilities and resiliency of the PCB and assembly industry for national security and economic purposes.

Isola, Summit Interconnect, and TTM Technologies are among the founding members. To join, visit PCBAA.org/join. (CD)