Various government entities have been subsidizing semiconductor chip production around the world to combat the global chip 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.
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
Earlier this month, we reported on the microchip shortage and how it has and will continue to negatively effect auto sales both in 2020 and projections into 2021. Major auto manufacturers have felt the pinch of the global semiconductor shortage in the second half of 2020 and into 2021. Production as a whole has seen
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
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
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
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
5G, the fifth generation technology for cellular networks, has made news around the world as a game changer for download speeds and bandwidth. Many experts believe not only will it allow cellular users to reach download speeds of 10 Gbit/s, but could even replace internet service providers for mobile computing due to their high speeds
Microchip devices have been in use for decades now in computers, cellular phones and other electronics. In the last decade, microchip manufacturing has become more and more important in the advancement of mobile technology as well as new uses such as autonomous driving, artificial intelligence and smart appliances. One of the more interesting applications that