August 11, 2022
**Tour follows historic CHIPS & Science Act coming into effect**
(Nashua, NH) – Today US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS)US Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), who joined the presentation of the original CHIPS and scientific law, and Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the brand new onsemi manufacturing facility in Hudson. The delegation and the secretary met with onsemi leaders and highlighted the impact of bipartisanship CHIPS and science law of 2022 – which was supported by the delegation and which now has the force of law – for manufacturing companies in New Hampshire and across the country.
onsemi is a manufacturing company known for its production of silicon carbide – a key material in next-generation semiconductors that dramatically improves system efficiency in electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging and energy infrastructure.
“I was excited to see the new facilities at onsemi and to chat with company executives and Secretary Raimondo about the new resources available now that the CHIPS and scientific law is the law of the land. It’s companies like onsemi that are leading the way in innovation and creating well-paying jobs for workers across the Granite State – the CHIPS and Science Act is specially designed to empower those businesses that power our 21st century economy,” said Senator Shaheen. “I am also grateful for Secretary Raimondo’s visit today – she has been a key partner and shows how committed the administration is every step of the way. Department of Commerce and Science agencies, I look forward to ensuring that this new competition and innovation law is properly implemented and meets the needs of Granite State businesses.
“Our bipartisan Innovation and Competition Bill — now law — is helping America outpace China so we can remain the world’s leading innovator and protect our economic and national security. New Hampshire is uniquely equipped to lead these efforts, and onsemi’s new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Hudson is a testament to our spirit of innovation. It was a pleasure to join their team – alongside Secretary Raimondo and the New Hampshire delegation — to celebrate their ribbon cutting. I’ve worked with my fellow Republicans and Democrats for more than a year to get this bill across the finish line, and I can’t wait to see how it will boost the innovation, will help reduce costs and increase manufacturing here at home,” said Senator Hassan.
“It was great to see onsemi’s new semiconductor facility today alongside Secretary Raimondo and our congressional delegation, and to discuss the positive impact the CHIPS and Science Act will have on security. , the economy and our country’s competitiveness with China”, Says Rep Kuster. “It’s exciting to see the Granite State help pave the way for the high-tech economy and promote American leadership on the world stage. This bipartisan innovation and competition bill will ensure that computer chips essentials needed for everyday life are made right here in the United States, creating thousands of jobs, strengthening our national security, reducing costs for consumers, and positioning America to lead the high-tech economy from the future.”
“New Hampshire has always played a vital role in national manufacturing and innovation, and it’s great to be here today to celebrate the opening of a new facility that exemplifies how our manufacturing sector continues to pave the way for innovation”, Rep. Pappas said. “This will only be bolstered by future investment now that the CHIPS and Science Act has come into effect. This law will strengthen New Hampshire’s economy by supporting the work of our manufacturers, small businesses, and workers, and it will reduce costs and repair broken supply chains. As we move forward, I will continue to fight to ensure that our communities take full advantage of this legislation.
“This is a historic week for US-made chips and today’s announcement is an important step in our efforts to bring chip manufacturing back home,” said US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “Senators Shaheen and Hassan and Reps. Kuster and Pappas worked tirelessly to get the CHIPS and Science Act to President Biden’s office. I also commend onsemi for choosing to invest in America. I’m confident that with President Biden’s enactment of the CHIPS and Science Act, we’re going to see more investment in the semiconductor industry across America.
“onsemi is grateful to Secretary Raimondo and the delegation of government dignitaries present today for their motivation and support for the passage of the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act which will positively impact the entire science industry. semiconductors”, said Hassane El-Khoury, president and CEO of onsemi. “We are honored to have them attend the grand opening celebration of our new silicon carbide manufacturing facility in Hudson, NH, at such a critical time for our industry. We are ready and excited to do our part to build a more sustainable future by enabling electric vehicles (EVs), EV charging and energy infrastructure with semi-smart power technologies.”
In addition to developing US policy to address the strategic, economic and diplomatic tools of a global strategy, this comprehensive package also invests in scientific research and microchips that are essential to the US economy and military, while strengthening domestic manufacturing and the supply chain.
As Chair of the CJS Sub-Committee, Shaheen will work closely with Secretary Raimondo and the Ministry of Commerce to ensure the successful implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act. Shaheen managed to get the inclusion of language based on his bipartisanship STEM Learning Opportunities Act to enable funds to support research and development of innovative STEM educational programs, including extracurricular and other activities outside the classroom. This language aims to improve federal investments in experiential learning opportunities to strengthen the pipeline of students entering the STEM workforce, especially traditionally underrepresented groups like women and communities. of color.
Senator Hassan joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to present for the first time the CHIPS and Science Act, and met with New Hampshire businesses to discuss how the act will support American manufacturing, reduce costs and help the United States outperform China. Senator Hassan specifically guaranteed provisions in the bill to boost quantum capabilities – which are essential for military technology. New Hampshire business leaders recently applauded Senator Hassan’s leadership on the bill.