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2021-09-17 Economy
EU Digital Policy Chief Vestager Says Eurozone Can't Rely On A Few ‘Very Big’ Chip Suppliers To Alleviate Global Shortage
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Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-17 07:15|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [269 views ]  Top

#1 Cause chip making can be done on a mom n pop basis too.

Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 07:30||   2021-09-17 07:30|| Front Page Top

Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-17 08:36||   2021-09-17 08:36|| Front Page Top

#3 Well, integrated circuits are shipped in trays, but tube work too. We may all be buying more (vacuum) tubes if the current situation continues apace.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 08:42||   2021-09-17 08:42|| Front Page Top

#4 I am suffering from focal dystonia today. The finger that types the letter s is lazy for some reason...
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 08:43||   2021-09-17 08:43|| Front Page Top

#5 /\ I stopped eating cheese grits. It seemed to help for a while.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-17 10:23||   2021-09-17 10:23|| Front Page Top

#6 See. You can come to Rantburg for good health care information.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 10:27||   2021-09-17 10:27|| Front Page Top

#7 Yeah buddy. Getting the government involved in chipmaking will solve all those problems.
Posted by ed in texas 2021-09-17 11:22||   2021-09-17 11:22|| Front Page Top

#8 The might of the entire Chinese gummint is behind their chip effort. The copied the x86 architecture and I think their new chip is about a Pentium II performance wise. No accurate information on what the effort cost or what the yields are like. But the "anyone but Murica" foreign tech press is getting dehydrated from wetting themselves.

China wants Taiwan for historical reasons but more practically want TSMC's physical plant and IP more. They may wind up with less usable stuff than the Taliban got from USGov. They will be p*ssed...
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 11:27||   2021-09-17 11:27|| Front Page Top

#9 Introducing diversity and therefore resilience into the system is a necessary idea, given the Chinese fondness for economic blackmail and long history as the home of worldwide pandemics. As I recall, someone is building a chip factory in the U.S. for that reason — the Taiwanese?
Posted by trailing wife 2021-09-17 12:27||   2021-09-17 12:27|| Front Page Top

#10 Ironically, chip making will probably be something that benefits from being don on a space station. That space stations will be nearly impossible to defend is the main drawback.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 12:32||   2021-09-17 12:32|| Front Page Top

#11 They may wind up with less usable stuff than the Taliban got from USGov. They will be p*ssed...

Chinese will get it from the Taliban.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-17 13:13||   2021-09-17 13:13|| Front Page Top

#12 Build them in the active armor debris clutter of the LaGrange points for kinetic defense.

Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-17 13:17||   2021-09-17 13:17|| Front Page Top

#13 Suppose it would be too much to just dust off the blueprints for a Pontiac Firebird?
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-09-17 13:47||   2021-09-17 13:47|| Front Page Top

#14 TW, TSMC from Taiwan is building a chip foundry outside Tucson, and started buying up more land aroud the site. Biggest roadblocks are waiting for custom equipment from the Netherlands (the real bottleneck), the possibly limited electrical system (low water at the hydro plants), and the US government (they think Michigan would be better; I'm not kidding).
Check out for updates.
Posted by  ed in texas 2021-09-17 17:15||   2021-09-17 17:15|| Front Page Top

#15 Two words - Texas Instruments.
Posted by Bobby 2021-09-17 17:25||   2021-09-17 17:25|| Front Page Top

#16 Big silane fire, just saying
Posted by KBK 2021-09-17 20:27||   2021-09-17 20:27|| Front Page Top

#17  TSMC from Taiwan is building a chip foundry outside Tucson,

That’s it. Thank you, ed!
Posted by trailing wife 2021-09-17 22:32||   2021-09-17 22:32|| Front Page Top

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