US Department of Commerce Announces New Industrial Advisory Committee to Advise Microelectronics Research

By Logan Wamsley

In the wake of several recent issues in the global electronic component and semiconductor supply chain, the U.S. government is taking direct action. On Dec. 1, 2021, the U.S. Commerce Department has announced the establishment of a high-level committee that will advise the U.S. government on topics such as microelectronics research, development, manufacturing, and policy.…

Supply Chains Brace for Omicron Variant Effects

By Logan Wamsley

The latest variant of the COVID-19 virus, dubbed the Omicron variant, has now gripped the globe, and governments around the world have been quick to respond. Although details regarding the severity of the variant are currently uncertain — although the scientists in South Africa who first discovered the variant say observed symptoms so far have…

What Can Supply Chains Expect From the Infrastructure Bill?

By Logan Wamsley

One of the major focuses of the current U.S. administration in recent months has been the ongoing supply chain crisis. It’s a crisis that has many causes, and while there is no quick fix, action from both the government and the business community are universally recognized as being integral to the solution — even if…

China’s Alleged Hypersonic Missile Test Is Bad News for Global Supply Chain

By Logan Wamsley

In what is being called by some analysts as a “Sputnik” moment for military technology, China shocked the world by allegedly testing a state-of-the-art, nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August. According to recent reports, the missile completed a low-orbit the Earth before striking only two-dozen miles away from its intended target. The apparent rapid advancement of…