National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) Support Bipartisan Legislation
November 1, 2013 – Rolla, Missouri – Dr. Terry Brewer, founder and president of Brewer Science, Inc., today applauded the announcement that both the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) are supporting the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013, sponsored by U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (NY-23) and Joe Kennedy (MA-4).
“We are excited that momentum in favor of this legislation is growing, as evinced by the support of these prominent industry leaders and leaders in Congress,” Dr. Brewer said. “NAM and SEMI recognize that this bill will help the United States remain a global leader in advanced manufacturing, especially in the technology sector. We appreciate this legislation's sponsors, including Roy Blunt, the U.S. Senator from Missouri, who understands that maintaining American leadership in the manufacture of innovative technology is critical to the growth of our economy and the creation of American jobs.”
This legislation, supported by Brewer Science and other leaders in Missouri, would create a new public-private partnership between the federal government, local governments, universities, research institutes, and industry. The bill would help accelerate manufacturing innovation in technologies with commercial applications by leveraging resources to bridge the gap between basic research performed at U.S. universities and research laboratories and product development conducted by U.S. manufacturers. The initiative would establish manufacturing institutes known as the Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NMI). This network of hubs would focus American efforts on developing and producing the next generation of manufactured products.
Brewer Science specializes in advanced manufacturing technology that has made smartphones, tablet computers, and other devices smaller, thinner, lighter, and more powerful. The company makes it possible for tiny “towers” of information to stand atop microsized devices. The products it designs and produces in Missouri are an integral part of the manufactured devices we use to complete ever-higher levels of tasks at faster speeds. In conjunction with NAM and SEMI, Brewer Science believes the proposed legislation would enable America to succeed in a global economy increasingly fueled by innovative technology.
About Brewer Science
Brewer Science is a global technology leader in developing and manufacturing innovative materials, processes, and equipment for the reliable fabrication of cutting-edge microdevices used in electronics such as tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, televisions, and LED lighting. Since 1981, when its ARC® materials revolutionized lithography processes, Brewer Science has expanded its technology to include products enabling advanced lithography, thin wafer handling, 3-D integration, and chemical and mechanical device protection and products based on carbon nanotubes and nanotechnology. On April 30, 2013, Brewer Science broke ground on a new high-volume manufacturing facility at the Rolla National Airport. This expansion will accommodate product demand growth and demonstrates the company’s commitment to continuous improvement. With its headquarters in Rolla, Missouri, Brewer Science supports its worldwide customers through a service and distribution network in North America, Europe, and Asia.
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