By Kevin Stone | KTAR
PHOENIX – U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly said a bipartisan bill he co-sponsored and helped craft would be a boon to Arizona’s burgeoning semiconductor industry and help restore the nation as a leader in producing the small but vital components.
Kelly said the United States Innovation and Competition Act, which passed the Senate in June by a 68-32 vote, contains $52 billion for microchip manufacturing.
“This is key to getting TSMC to complete the plant in Phoenix, and these are high-paying jobs for Arizonans, thousands of them, starting at really high salaries,” the Democrat told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News on Wednesday. “But the biggest part of this is it brings back semiconductor manufacturing to the United States.”