87R30551 TBO-F
  By: Capriglione H.R. No. 1993
         WHEREAS, Semiconductors, often referred to as "integrated
  circuits" or "microchips," are an essential component of nearly all
  electronic devices, including cell phones, televisions, computers,
  automobiles, and advanced medical devices; and
         WHEREAS, Texas has been a world leader in the development of
  semiconductors since 1958, when Texas Instruments engineer Jack
  Kilby invented the world's first integrated circuit; and
         WHEREAS, The semiconductor workforce of Texas is the second
  largest in the United States, and it is the sixth largest
  manufacturing sector in Texas, employing 41,500 Texans with an
  average annual salary of $95,021; and
         WHEREAS, The United States' share of global semiconductor
  manufacturing capacity has decreased from 37 percent in 1990 to 12
  percent today, despite a global semiconductor shortage that has
  significantly increased demand; and
         WHEREAS, On June 11, 2020, United States Senator John Cornyn
  and Congressman Michael McCaul introduced the Creating Helpful
  Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America Act or the "CHIPS
  for America Act," which proposes investments for semiconductor
  manufacturing facilities, matches funds for local incentives for
  semiconductor facility construction, and supports semiconductor
  research and development; and
         WHEREAS, On March 31, 2021, President Joseph Biden announced
  his support for the "CHIPS for America Act," or any proposal to
  invest $50 billion in semiconductor manufacturing and research; and
         WHEREAS, Semiconductor manufacturing and research have
  played an instrumental role in the economy of both Texas and the
  United States, and Congress should take swift action to ensure that
  the nation remains at the forefront of this vital industry; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby respectfully urge the Congress of the United
  States to pass the "CHIPS for America Act" or any legislation that
  substantially increases the United States' investments in
  semiconductor manufacturing and research; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That the Texas secretary of state forward official
  copies of this resolution to the president of the United States, to
  the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of
  Representatives of the United States Congress, and to all the
  members of the Texas delegation to Congress with the request that it
  be entered into the Congressional record as a memorial to the
  Congress of the United States of America.