While Global Chip Shortage Persists, China Eyes Greater Market Control

With a growing microchip production shortage globally, especially within the United States, China is testing their plan to become an even bigger global player in the microelectronics sector. Asian countries, namely South Korea and Taiwan, already make upwards of 80% of the worlds semiconductor products. “According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, the U.S. accounts for

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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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Cree Inc. to Rebrand as Wolfspeed

Cree Inc., a Durham, NC based electronics manufacturing company, will be rebranding itself as Wolfspeed. After focusing on LED and lighting, Cree has shifted its focus to semiconductor manufacturing.  Initially, Wolfspeed was a branch within Cree that mainly produced and manufactured silicon carbide materials. After seeing this branch succeed at a much higher rate than

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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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