Intel’s Silicon Heartland: Advancing Semiconductor Manufacturing in New Albany

By Michael Stratton

Building the Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing Construction is on schedule for Intel’s two new semiconductor plants in New Albany, Ohio, marking a significant milestone in the development of the “Silicon Heartland.” This ambitious project is part of Intel’s broader strategy to enhance domestic semiconductor manufacturing capabilities and strengthen the U.S. position in the global technology…

China’s $47.5 Billion State Fund: A Strategic Boost for the Semiconductor Industry

By Michael Stratton

China’s Ambitious Semiconductor Investment China has announced a monumental $47.5 billion state fund to bolster its semiconductor industry, marking a significant step in its quest for technological self-sufficiency. This strategic investment aims to enhance domestic chip production, reduce dependency on foreign technology, and position China as a global leader in semiconductor innovation. This move comes…

$75 Million Grant to Absolics: Boosting Advanced Chip Packaging in the U.S.

By Michael Stratton

Enhancing U.S. Semiconductor Capabilities The U.S. government has announced a $75 million grant to Absolics, a subsidiary of South Korean glass manufacturer SKC, to develop advanced chip packaging technologies. This investment is part of a broader strategy to strengthen the domestic semiconductor industry and enhance supply chain resilience. The grant underscores the importance of advanced…

ASML’s Strategic Safeguards: Protecting the Semiconductor Supply Chain Amid Geopolitical Tensions

By Michael Stratton

Safeguarding Critical Technology The recent revelations about ASML’s potential implementation of “kill switches” in its semiconductor manufacturing equipment have sparked significant discussion in the tech world. This move is designed to protect sensitive technology from falling into the wrong hands, particularly in the event of a geopolitical crisis, such as a potential Chinese invasion of…

Japan Invests $2.7 Billion in Rapidus: A Strategic Leap in Semiconductor Manufacturing

By Michael Stratton

A Major Investment in Semiconductor Manufacturing In a significant move to bolster its semiconductor industry, Japan has announced a substantial ¥330 billion ($2.7 billion) investment in Rapidus, a leading-edge semiconductor company. This strategic investment highlights Japan’s commitment to strengthening its position in the global semiconductor market and ensuring its technological independence. The development of a…

U.S. Tariff Policies on China: Implications for the Semiconductor and EV Industries

By Michael Stratton

Introduction: A Strategic Shift in U.S. Trade Policy The Biden administration’s recent move to impose tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles (EVs) and solar products is a significant development with far-reaching implications for the semiconductor and EV industries. This policy shift aims to bolster domestic manufacturing and reduce dependency on Chinese imports, aligning with broader economic…