Would Semiconductor Subsidies Help Production Recovery?

Various government entities have been subsidizing semiconductor chip production around the world to combat the global chip shortage.

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Tesla Joins Automakers Temporarily Decreasing Production Due to Semiconductor Shortage

Tesla Inc., the American electric vehicle company, has joined other U.S. automobile makers in slowing down production due to the semiconductor chip shortage hitting countries globally.

While this cut back on production isn’t for every model, the Model 3, which debuted in 2017, has seen production drops in the last few weeks. A production plant in Fremont, CA, is expected to halt production for a few weeks between February 22nd to March 7th.

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Winter Storm Halts Microchip Production

Frigid weather patterns in Texas, combined with a statewide electricity shortage have caused problems for Austin-area production plants. Austin Energy, a publicly owned utility company, has ordered the power off of several area semiconductor manufacturing companies. This includes Samsung Electronics, NXP Semiconductor, and Infineon. To add to the complication this brings, it could exacerbate the

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China-Taiwan Relations Could Have Big Impact on Global Semiconductor Supply Chain

Taiwan, and more specifically, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., has become a major player in the global microchip production supply chain in recent years. TSMC’s recent success has come in large part due to the current need for chip production for automobile manufacturing. “U.S., European and Japanese automakers are lobbying their governments for help, with

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Germany Joins Group of Nations Turning to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co for Increased Chip Production

The global increase in semiconductor chip production in the automobile sector has been a topic of important discussion over the last few months. As we reported last week, many countries are looking to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co to fill their microchip production needs in 2021 and beyond. Not only has increased need for chip production

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Samsung Contemplating Investments Into US Chip Manufacturing Plants

The South Korean electronics manufacturing giant is putting serious thought into two main American microchip manufacturing plants. In a move to steer away from relying so heavily on Taiwan and China for their manufacturing needs, Samsung has eyed two locations for new plants: Austin, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. “Samsung is trying to compete with Taiwan Semiconductor

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US Semiconductor Manufacturers Eye Outsourcing Chip Production

While microchip production has slowed down US automobile production in the last few months, some semiconductor manufacturing companies are eyeing the outsourcing of some chip production to Asian companies, at least in the short term. Intel, one of the US’s largest manufacturers has been in talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and Samsung in recent

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