The global SEMI Supply Chain Management (SCM) Initiative leverages SEMI’s broad and deep industry reach to unite member companies from every sector of the microelectronics ecosystem to collectively identify and address pressing supply chain challenges. The initiative is committed to driving engagement, facilitating data collection, and ensuring alignment in global end-to-end supply chain continuity.
Why do we need a SEMI Supply Chain Initiative?
Semiconductors have become ubiquitous in recent years, with all aspects of society having become extremely dependent on chips. Demand has expanded from traditional applications for PCs and mobile phones to include automobiles and other connected applications, fueled by 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) to propel the Intelligent Data Age. The electronics industry has been severely challenged by new disruptors that have accelerated in magnitude and frequency and have exposed the inherent vulnerabilities and interdependencies of multi-tier, global supplier relationships. The new disruptors include:
- Increasing geopolitical conflicts that point to the need for integrated and aligned global policies that often remain elusive and uncoordinated
- Escalating unplanned events such as natural disasters and pandemics
- Heightened global focus on sustainability, safety, and security