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
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.
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
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
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