The Dream of U.S.-Made Computer Chips

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Many U.S. politicians and technologists believe that America would be better off if the government put more financial support into computer chips, which are like the brains or memory in everything from fighter jets to refrigerators. Proposals for tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer funding are working their way, somewhat unsteadily, through Congress.

One of the key stated goals is to make more computer chips in the United States. This is unusual in two ways: The U.S. is philosophically disinclined to help