The Biden administration has made rejuvenating the American economy a top priority, focusing on creating industrial jobs. Strengthening our technology manufacturing capability must be part of that effort.
The ubiquity of brands such as Huawei and platforms like TikTok have revealed one of our nation’s biggest weaknesses and vulnerabilities: We no longer manufacture much of the technology powering our daily lives.
Whether an investment banker, a small business owner, or a soldier, the devices used to power today’s businesses are generally made overseas. Some manufacturing nations are allies. Some aren’t. Either way, the United States faces grave danger in losing the global technology hegemony it once held.
Domestic technology manufacturing capacity matters to all companies, across verticals and industries. As a Miami-based company and Google Android Certified partner, we have made and sold more than 11 million devices to startups and Fortune 500s alike – from the custom tablets that ensure your pizza arrives on time to a first-of-its-kind vaccine administration device.
Since our founding a decade ago, we have had no choice but to rely on foreign companies for the the semiconductors and other parts used in our devices. Without a domestic manufacturing supply of these critical components, our ability to meet customer needs in a timely, cost-effective manner becomes compromised. Social Mobile is part of a growing movement pushing Congress for reforms to encourage…