A recent United States senate proposal to increase competitiveness with China within the semiconductor industry has raised interest into what the $52 billion infusion of funding could do for the U.S. as a whole. The focus for this bill would be to modernize and upgrade existing semiconductor fabs in the U.S. as well as building
Various government entities have been subsidizing semiconductor chip production around the world to combat the global chip shortage.
The global semiconductor manufacturing shortage has made its rounds in the news in the last few months. Both the tech sector and portions of the U.S. House and Senate have made it a priority to address a lack of research, manufacturing and investing, to combat a massive shortage within the U.S. and worldwide.
The United States is making an effort to become a world leader in semiconductor manufacturing over the next ten years or so, after decades of comparatively slow production growth.
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China’s largest semiconductor production company, will be building a new $2.35 billion dollar factory in Shenzhen.
Apple Inc. the United States based technology company, has announced plans to invest $1.2 billion into a wireless semiconductor design center in Munich, Germany. The focus of this investment is reportedly to build on 5G and other wireless technologies, and is expected to be completed over the next three years. Munich is already a hub
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.
Today, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that will review the semiconductor supply chain within the US, to identify the challenges the country may face in the near future.
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
Renasas Electronics made industry noise on Monday with the purchase of U.K. based Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor for $5.9 billion. Shares of Dialog went shooting up 21% after news broke of the purchase, according to MarketWatch.com. Dialog was founded in 1985 in Reading, United Kingdom and became very well known in 2007 after becoming the