Can U.S. Lawmakers Help Boost Semiconductor Investment and Production?

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.

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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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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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