U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday to address growing concerns about the global shortage of semiconductors, which is an important reason for hindering the development of the automotive, smartphone and game hardware markets. The executive order will initiate a 100 day review of semiconductor production lines to develop alternatives and strategies to mitigate the impact of semiconductor shortages on the U.S. economy. Before that, Sony, apple, AMD and Qualcomm also called on the US president to pay attention to the shortage.
In a letter to the president of the United States, the teams wrote: “semiconductors play a key role in driving the economy and promoting American innovation. Given the core role of semiconductors, it is a national priority to strengthen its position in the field of semiconductor research, design and manufacturing in the United States. “
The shortage is the main reason for the short supply of products such as ps5, xsx and game graphics cards. The problem has also spread to the electric vehicle industry. Previously, Su Zifeng, AMD’s chief executive, said that the shortage in the hardware market would not be alleviated until at least the second half of the year. Microsoft also said that the supply of Xbox series would not be improved until June.