Industrial policy is back in Washington, as a vast semiconductor and science bill gives the government new sway over a strategic industry.
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.
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.
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.
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American semiconductor giants are pressing Congress to pass legislation that would provide $52 billion for their industry, warning that they may otherwise relocate overseas.
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.
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.
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.
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The Silicon Valley company said it would build factories in Magdeburg, mirroring a plan announced in late January to begin manufacturing in Ohio.
Gina Raimondo, the commerce secretary, said the U.S. could take “devastating” action against Chinese companies that defy Russian sanctions.
Biden administration officials have warned Russia that it could face further restrictions on technology that is critical to its economy and military.
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The deal, which was initially valued at $40 billion, encountered regulatory scrutiny, including an F.T.C. lawsuit.
As the largest computer networks continue to grow, some engineers fear that their smallest components could prove to be an Achilles’ heel.
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.
A war game and study by a think tank illustrate how dependent the world is on Taiwan’s semiconductor foundries.
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.
The president said passage of a China competition bill was needed “for the sake of our economic competitiveness and our national security.”
Building up U.S. chip production has been a focus of lawmakers and companies alike amid a global shortage of the crucial components.
After struggling to produce cars because of a global computer chip shortage, automakers are trying to move quickly to making electric vehicles.
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.
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.
The proposed deal would give Nvidia control over computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on.
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.
Many local governments see a silver lining in the shortage of semiconductor chips that has contributed to a slowdown in the global economy.
Apple’s custom processors suggest that computers are nowhere near hitting their performance limits.
Low-profile chip makers with aging factories have become surprisingly powerful, leading to industry changes that may outlive the pandemic-fueled supply crunch.
The automakers said the profit outlook for the full year had improved, and higher car prices eased the impact of reduced production.
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Challenges in the global supply chain have held down production and depleted inventories.
The automaker said that demand was strong, but that supply continued to be constrained.
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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.
A swath of recommendations calls for more investments, new supply chains and less reliance on other countries for crucial goods.
Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.
The legislation has drawn bipartisan support amid the coronavirus pandemic as Democrats and Republicans have become increasingly concerned about Beijing’s supply chain dominance.
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While a variety of industries struggle with supplies, semiconductor experts say there are plenty of new ideas and, most surprising, start-ups.
For products as diverse as lumber and microchips, price increases are filtering through the economy.
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Metamaterials, which could improve smartphones and change how we use other technology, allow scientists to control light waves in new ways.
Almost every carmaker has had to curtail production, hampering the economic recovery.
The internet-connected world is completely dependent on the production of semiconductors. That’s become a problem now that supplies are running short.
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.