Congress Is Giving Billions to the Chip Industry. Strings Are Attached.

Industrial policy is back in Washington, as a vast semiconductor and science bill gives the government new sway over a strategic industry.

#automobiles, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations

As Congress Debated Landmark China Bill, Beijing Surged Ahead

Experts are still assessing how China apparently leapfrogged ahead in its effort to manufacture a semiconductor that rivals those made in Taiwan, which supplies both China and the West.

#china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #house-of-representatives, #international-trade-and-world-market, #senate, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Senate Passes $280 Billion Industrial Policy Bill to Counter China

The lopsided bipartisan vote reflected a rare consensus in the otherwise polarized Congress in favor of investing federal resources into a broad industrial policy to counter China.

#china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #senate, #united-states-international-relations

Senate Advances Expansive Industrial Policy Bill to Counter China

The vote indicated bipartisan support for the legislation, which had been at risk of being scaled back substantially until Republicans rallied around a more extensive bill.

#china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #law-and-legislation, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #young-todd-1972

Money Alone Won’t Buy U.S. Tech Superiority

Semiconductor supremacy isn’t something we can buy. It’s something we must build.

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The Semiconductor Problem

The military relies on advanced semiconductors. The U.S. doesn’t make any.

#computer-chips, #defense-and-military-forces, #factories-and-manufacturing, #internal-storyline-no, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government

The Jumbled Dream of U.S. Chips

It’s even harder now to understand what the U.S. wants to accomplish with its computer chip plans.

#computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #internal-sub-only-nl, #politics-and-government, #shortages

Semiconductor Makers Push Congress for New Funding

American semiconductor giants are pressing Congress to pass legislation that would provide $52 billion for their industry, warning that they may otherwise relocate overseas.

#commerce-department, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #intel-corporation, #micron-technology-inc, #raimondo-gina-m, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Billionaires Behind a Push to Reinvigorate U.S. Chip-Making

A group that includes Eric Schmidt and Peter Thiel isn’t simply funding the effort itself: It wants American taxpayers to help foot the bill.

#americas-frontier-fund, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #innovation, #intel-corporation, #nonprofit-organizations, #samsung-group, #schmidt-eric-e, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #thiel-peter-a, #venture-capital

Another Firing Among Google’s A.I. Brain Trust, and More Discord

The researchers are considered a key to the company’s future. But they have had a hard time shaking infighting and controversy over a variety of issues.

#alphabet-inc, #artificial-intelligence, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #dean-jeff-1968, #gebru-timnit, #google-inc, #mitchell-margaret-researcher, #pichai-sundar, #research

Few Cars, Lots of Customers: Why Autos Are an Inflation Risk

Economists are betting that supply chains for all kinds of goods will heal, shortages will ease and price gains will slow. Cars are a wild card in those forecasts.

#automobiles, #computer-chips, #consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #used-cars

How Intel Makes Semiconductors in a Global Shortage

As the global chip shortage continues, we take an inside look at how semiconductors are fabricated.

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Intel to Invest at Least $19 Billion for New Chips Plant in Germany

The Silicon Valley company said it would build factories in Magdeburg, mirroring a plan announced in late January to begin manufacturing in Ohio.

#computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gelsinger-patrick, #germany, #intel-corporation, #magdeburg-germany, #supply-chain

Chinese companies that aid Russia could face U.S. repercussions, commerce secretary warns.

Gina Raimondo, the commerce secretary, said the U.S. could take “devastating” action against Chinese companies that defy Russian sanctions.

#china, #commerce-department, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #raimondo-gina-m, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #semiconductor-manufacturing-international-corporation

White House Prepares Curbs on Russia’s Access to U.S. Technology

Biden administration officials have warned Russia that it could face further restrictions on technology that is critical to its economy and military.

#adeyemo-adewale, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #computer-chips, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #supply-chain, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Patrick Gelsinger is Intel’s True Believer

Patrick Gelsinger is back running a company he first joined at 18. The chip maker was a Silicon Valley titan that lost its luster. As the world craves chips, can Intel make its comeback?

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #christians-and-christianity, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gelsinger-patrick, #intel-corporation, #politics-and-government, #religion-and-belief, #shortages, #silicon-valley-calif, #smartphones, #supply-chain, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Nvidia Deal to Buy Arm From SoftBank Is Off After Setbacks

The deal, which was initially valued at $40 billion, encountered regulatory scrutiny, including an F.T.C. lawsuit.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #arm-holdings-plc, #computer-and-video-games, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #federal-trade-commission, #huang-jen-hsun, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #nvidia-corporation, #softbank-corporation

Chip Errors Are Becoming More Common and Harder to Track Down

As the largest computer networks continue to grow, some engineers fear that their smallest components could prove to be an Achilles’ heel.

#advanced-micro-devices-inc, #computer-chips, #computer-network-outages, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-centers, #defective-products, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #intel-corporation, #research

House Passes Bill Adding Billions to Research to Compete With China

The vote sets up a fight with the Senate, which has different recommendations for how the United States should bolster its technology industry to take on China.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #innovation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #pelosi-nancy, #supply-chain, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

How the Computer Chip Shortage Could Incite a U.S. Conflict With China

A war game and study by a think tank illustrate how dependent the world is on Taiwan’s semiconductor foundries.

#center-for-a-new-american-security, #china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-relations, #shortages, #supply-chain, #taiwan

Commerce Department Survey Uncovers ‘Alarming’ Chip Shortages

Increased demand for the semiconductors that power cars, electronics and electrical grids have stoked inflation and could cause more factory shutdowns in the United States.

#commerce-department, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #raimondo-gina-m, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Looks to Intel’s U.S. Investment to Buoy His China Agenda

The president said passage of a China competition bill was needed “for the sake of our economic competitiveness and our national security.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #intel-corporation, #law-and-legislation, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in New Chip Factories in Ohio

Building up U.S. chip production has been a focus of lawmakers and companies alike amid a global shortage of the crucial components.

#columbus-ohio, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gelsinger-patrick, #intel-corporation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #united-states-politics-and-government

Toyota Topped G.M. in U.S. Car Sales in 2021

After struggling to produce cars because of a global computer chip shortage, automakers are trying to move quickly to making electric vehicles.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #japan, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #stockpiling, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states

Supply Chain Problems Mean Buying a Car Sometimes Takes a Plane Ride

The limited supply of new and used vehicles is forcing some Americans to go to great lengths to find and buy them, including traveling to dealers hundreds of miles away.

#automobiles, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #group-1-automotive-inc, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #used-cars

How the Supply Chain Upheaval Became a Life-or-Death Threat

A maker of medical devices can’t keep up with customer demand as the shortage of computer chips puts it in competition with bigger companies with more clout.

#apnea-sleep-disorder, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #farrell-michael, #international-trade-and-world-market, #medical-devices, #resmed-inc, #shortages, #united-states

F.T.C. Sues to Block Nvidia’s Takeover of Arm

The proposed deal would give Nvidia control over computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on.

#arm-holdings-plc, #computer-chips, #federal-trade-commission, #khan-lina, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #nvidia-corporation

Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92

He and seven others left the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to create their own silicon company, Fairchild Semiconductor, which is now seen as ground zero for the West Coast tech industry.

#amelco-corporation, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #deaths-obituaries, #fairchild-semiconductor-international-inc, #last-jay, #moore-gordon-e, #shockley-william, #silicon-valley-calif

Cities Try to Lure Factories as U.S. Pushes to Fix Chip Shortage

Many local governments see a silver lining in the shortage of semiconductor chips that has contributed to a slowdown in the global economy.

#adler-steve-1956, #area-planning-and-renewal, #arizona, #austin-tex, #computer-chips, #corporate-taxes, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #local-government, #new-york-state, #samsung-group, #shortages, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #texas, #travis-county-tex

Apple’s New Microchip Could Transform Computing

Apple’s custom processors suggest that computers are nowhere near hitting their performance limits.

#apple-inc, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #intel-corporation, #laptop-computers, #smartphones

Chip Shortage Creates New Power Players

Low-profile chip makers with aging factories have become surprisingly powerful, leading to industry changes that may outlive the pandemic-fueled supply crunch.

#automobiles, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #microchip-technology-inc, #shortages, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd

General Motors’ Third-Quarter Profit Hit Hard by Chip Shortage

The automakers said the profit outlook for the full year had improved, and higher car prices eased the impact of reduced production.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #shortages, #united-states-economy

Supply Chain Shortages: Your Questions Answered

Confession: We didn’t even have a logistics beat before the pandemic. Now we do. Here’s what we’ve learned about the global supply chain disruption.

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China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself

Does Xi understand the cost of the distrust he’s fostering at home and abroad?

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #computer-chips, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ma-jack, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #xi-jinping

General Motors, Honda and Toyota Sales Hit by Chip Shortages

Challenges in the global supply chain have held down production and depleted inventories.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #computer-chips, #consumer-behavior, #general-motors, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #shortages, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states

General Motors Reports 33% Drop in Quarterly Sales

The automaker said that demand was strong, but that supply continued to be constrained.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #computer-chips, #consumer-behavior, #general-motors, #shortages

The Trumpian Roots of the Chip Crisis

We’re still paying the price of tantrum-based policy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #customs-tariff, #home-appliances, #international-trade-and-world-market, #shortages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Tech Cold War’s ‘Most Complicated Machine’ That’s Out of China’s Reach

A $150 million chip-making tool from a Dutch company has become a lever in the U.S.-Chinese struggle. It also shows how entrenched the global supply chain is.

#asml-holding-nv, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #innovation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #laser-light-amplification-by-stimulated-emission-of-radiation, #mirrors, #netherlands, #politics-and-government

Biden Administration Moves to Unkink Supply Chain Bottlenecks

A swath of recommendations calls for more investments, new supply chains and less reliance on other countries for crucial goods.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #batteries, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-department, #factories-and-manufacturing, #health-and-human-services-department, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lithium-metal, #office-of-the-united-states-trade-representative, #rare-earths, #shortages, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing

Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.

#automobiles, #calvin-klein-inc, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #intel-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mckinseyco, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #shutdowns-institutional, #stock-buybacks, #stockpiling, #stocks-and-bonds, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states-economy

Senate Weighs Investing $120 Billion in Science to Counter China

The legislation has drawn bipartisan support amid the coronavirus pandemic as Democrats and Republicans have become increasingly concerned about Beijing’s supply chain dominance.

#china, #computer-chips, #energy-department, #factories-and-manufacturing, #innovation, #labor-and-jobs, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #semiconductor-industry-assn, #senate, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government, #young-todd-1972

Your Car, Toaster, Even Washing Machine, Can’t Work Without Them. And There’s a Global Shortage.

This is what supply chain fragility looks like.

#automobiles, #china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foxconn-technology, #nvidia-corporation, #playstation-5-video-game-system, #qualcomm-inc, #renesas-electronics-corp, #samsung-group, #shortages, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #texas, #united-states

Why a Shortage Has Made Computer Chips the New Toilet Paper

Really.

#computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing

Despite Chip Shortage, Chip Innovation Is Booming

While a variety of industries struggle with supplies, semiconductor experts say there are plenty of new ideas and, most surprising, start-ups.

#artificial-intelligence, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #shortages, #start-ups, #synopsys-inc, #united-states, #venture-capital

Widespread Commodity Shortages Raise Inflation Fears

For products as diverse as lumber and microchips, price increases are filtering through the economy.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #commodities, #computer-chips, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #united-states-economy

Is There a War Coming Between China and the U.S.?

A new novel about 2034 has unnerving echoes of today’s headlines.

#2034-a-novel-of-the-next-world-war-book, #china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #supercomputers, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

These Materials Could Make Science Fiction a Reality

Metamaterials, which could improve smartphones and change how we use other technology, allow scientists to control light waves in new ways.

#computer-chips, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #robots-and-robotics, #sensors, #smartphones

A Computer Chip Shortage Has Hobbled the Auto Industry

Almost every carmaker has had to curtail production, hampering the economic recovery.

#automobiles, #computer-chips, #daimler-ag, #kallenius-ola, #mercedes-benz, #porsche-ag, #renesas-electronics-corp, #shortages

‘It’s a Roller-Coaster Ride’: Global Chip Shortage Is Making Industries Sweat

The internet-connected world is completely dependent on the production of semiconductors. That’s become a problem now that supplies are running short.

#amazon-com-inc, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #boeing-company, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #intel-corporation, #renesas-electronics-corp

Taiwan’s Drought Pits Chip Makers Against Farmers

The island is going to great lengths to keep water flowing to its all-important semiconductor industry, including shutting off irrigation to legions of rice growers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #irrigation, #reservoirs, #rice, #shortages, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #water, #weather