What Would The Proposed U.S. Senate Semiconductor Bill Accomplish?

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

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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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Japan’s Renesas Electronics Acquires U.K.’s Dialog Semiconductor for $5.9 Billion in Cash

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

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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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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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