Chip Production

Biden Signs Order on $52 Billion Chips Law Implementation

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed an executive order on implementation of the $52.7 billion semiconductor chips manufacturing subsidy and research law, the White House said. Earlier this month, Biden signed the bill to boost efforts to make the United States more competitive with China’s science and technology efforts. By subsidizing U.S. chip manufacturing and […]

Taiwan Touts 'Democracy Chips' in Meeting with U.S. State Governor

Taiwan wants to ensure its partners have reliable supplies of semiconductors, or “democracy chips”, President Tsai Ing-wen told the governor of the U.S. state of Indiana on Monday, saying China’s threats mean fellow democracies have to cooperate. Governor Eric Holcomb is making the third trip to Taiwan this month by a U.S. delegation after U.S. […]

S.Korea to Attend Preliminary Meeting of U.S.-Led Chipmaker Group

South Korea is expected to attend a preliminary meeting for a U.S.-led chipmaker group of major microchip manufacturers including Taiwan and Japan, South Korea’s foreign minister said on Thursday. Seoul’s participation in the preliminary meeting for the so-called “Chip 4” group could heighten the stakes for South Korea as it seeks to navigate the contest […]

Cloud Hangs Over U.S. Chipmakers on Worries Data Center Growth Could Slow

Cloud and data centers, the chip industry’s strongest sector, may be its next problem: Signs are showing growth could slow in what has been a pillar during the COVID era as consumers signed up for cloud-based entertainment and companies retooled their offices. Analysts say the cloud market has rarely had to weather a prolonged economic […]

U.S. Tightens Export Controls on Advanced Chip, Gas Turbine Engine Tech

The United States on Friday adopted new export controls on technologies that support the production of advanced semiconductors and gas turbine engines that it said are critical to its national security. The “emerging and foundational technologies” covered by the move include gallium oxide and diamond, because “devices that utilize these materials have significantly increased military […]

Biden Signs Bill to Boost U.S. Chips, Compete with China

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a landmark bill to boost U.S. chips and provide $52.7 billion in subsidies for U.S. semiconductor production and research and to boost efforts to make the United States more competitive with China’s science and technology efforts. “The future is going to be made in America,” Biden said, calling the […]

Exclusive: Italy, Intel Close to $5 Billion Deal for Chip Factory - Sources

Italy is close to clinching a deal initially worth $5 billion with Intel to build an advanced semiconductor packaging and assembly plant in the country, two sources briefed on discussions told Reuters on Thursday. Intel’s investment in Italy is part of a wider plan announced by the U.S. chipmaker earlier this year to invest $88 […]

Intel to Produce Taiwanese Company MediaTek's Chips

U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp said on Monday it will produce chips for Taiwan’s MediaTek Inc, one of the world’s largest chip design firms. The manufacturing arrangement is one of the most significant deals Intel has announced since it launched its so-called foundry business early last year. A foundry business builds chips that other companies design […]

Taiwan's Foxconn Raises Full-Year Outlook on Strong Tech Demand

Taiwan’s Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, raised its full-year business outlook on Monday thanks to strong sales of smartphones and servers despite concerns of slowing demand due to rising inflation. Like other global manufacturers, the Taiwanese firm has grappled with a severe shortage of chips, which has hurt smartphone production including for its […]

Micron's Weak Outlook Sparks Concerns of Chip Down Cycle

A significantly weaker than expected business outlook by memory-chip firm Micron Technology Inc on Thursday raised concern that following nearly two years of strong demand the industry was turning toward a down cycle. Micron forecast adjusted revenue for the current quarter at $7.2 billion, plus or minus $400 million, while Wall Street’s outlook was an […]