Would Semiconductor Subsidies Help Production Recovery?

Various government entities have been subsidizing semiconductor chip production around the world to combat the global chip shortage.

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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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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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