Inflation and Shipping Costs Hit All-Time Highs

By Logan Wamsley

In the wake of the Federal Reserve’s recent announcements that they will reduce their balance sheet by as much as $95 billion per month — with anticipation they will deliver two half-point interest rate hikes in the coming months — inflation remains at approximately 8.5%, its highest level in over 40 years. The warning signs…

Lockdowns in China Threaten Global Supply Chain Recovery

By Logan Wamsley

Kunshan, China is one of the of the most important technology hubs in the global supply chain. Located approximately 30 miles west of Shanghai, it is the location of many Taiwanese-owned facilities such as Unimicron Technology, Eson Precision, and Elite Material that produce circuit boards for industries ranging from consumer electronics to automotive. Unimicron, for…

The US Is Investing in Semiconductors, You Should Too

By Logan Wamsley

In the wake of the Ukraine crisis, as well as the ongoing geopolitical tensions with China and the continued supply chain issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. is prioritizing semiconductor manufacturing on its own soil more than ever. Indeed, President Biden in his State of the Union address highlighted his push for new…