A supply chain specialist warns the United States will be “in a world of hurt” if semiconductor production coming out of Taiwan is disrupted.

Rosemary Coates, founder and executive director of the Reshoring Institute, discussed logistics trends yesterday during a webinar hosted by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s World Trade Association.

She said new U.S. semiconductor plants are being built in Ohio, New York, Texas, California and Arizona in order to “reduce the vulnerability that we have right now” in the global semiconductor industry. According to most estimates, Taiwan currently produces more than 90 percent of the world’s most advanced semiconductor chips, which are used in a wide variety of technology including computers, vehicles and military applications.

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