Joe Biden invokes Defence Production Act for printed circuit board production

Joe Biden invokes Defence Production Act for printed circuit board production

US President Joe Biden on Monday invoked the Defence Production Act to spend US$50 million on domestic and Canadian production of printed circuit boards, citing the technology’s importance to national defence.

Printed circuit boards are incorporated into missiles and radars, as well as electronics used for energy and healthcare.

Without presidential action under the act, “United States industry cannot reasonably be expected to provide the capability for the needed industrial resource, material, or critical technology item in a timely manner,” Biden wrote in the memo.

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