Accession Number : ADA138104
Title : Mobilization and Defense Management Technical Reports Series. U.S. Dependency on Foreign Sources for Components: The Case of Semiconductors.
Descriptive Note : Research rept. 1982-1983,
Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Caccamise,R J ; Fitzgerald,J S ; Mount,M H ; Richards,D J ; Sale,R T , III
PDF Url : ADA138104
Report Date : Mar 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 56
Abstract : Since the 1960's, the United States semiconductors industry moved labor intensive operations off-shore to take advantage of the lower cost labor. Although design and fabrication is primarily done in the United States, most, if not all, U.S. firms have assembly plants located off-shore. Semiconductors marketed domestically have been for the most part re-exported to the United States after assembly. This study was undertaken to investigate the foreign dependency of the military resulting from the use of semiconductors which are manufactured totally or in part off-shore and to determine, if possible, its impact on military mobilization. Semiconductors are critical components in most of today's military hardware. A foreign dependency poses potential problems in meeting the expanded production of the hardware should the United States have to mobilize for war.
Descriptors : *Semiconductor devices, *International trade, Sources, Industries, Economics, Marketing, Policies, Foreign technology, United States, Japan
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE