Chipmaker Wolfspeed Aims to Build New U.S. Factory to Meet EV Demand

Chipmaker Wolfspeed

U.S. chipmaker Wolfspeed revealed on Friday their plans to build a new factory in North Carolina to make the raw materials used for chips to power things like electric vehicles as demand continues to surge. Many other manufacturers of power chips use silicon, which is also commonly used in microchips for phones, laptops, and other …

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Commerce Secretary Warns U.S. Could Lose Chip Factory

Chip factory

Last week U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said that she believes GlobalWafers will follow through on its plan to build a silicon wafer factory in Texas, on the condition that Congress passes funding for the CHIPS for America Act by the time the August recess begins. “This investment that they’re making is contingent upon Congress …

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Michigan Governor Announces $1.5 Million for Semiconductor Investments

Semiconductor Manufacturing

SEMI, the global industry association that unites the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently announced new funding for the SEMI Foundation that will see the development of the SEMI Career and Apprenticeship Network (SCAN) in the state. The recently approved CHIPS Act is …

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Commerce Secretary Warns U.S. Must Secure a Future for Chip Industry

Chip factory

This past Wednesday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo urged Congress to pass the CHIPS (Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors) for America Act in order to safeguard national security and the future of the economy. The bill aims to incentivize investment in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, research and development and supply chain security, providing income tax credit …

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Biden Admin Warns About Hackers Disrupting Energy Sector

Ransomware Attack

As more and more industries rely on computers and internet accessibility, the risk of potential disruptions caused by hackers increases. It’s this risk that the Biden administration aims to make those in the energy sector aware of with a recent bulletin on Wednesday. The bulletin, released jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National …

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Japanese Semiconductor Company Completes Investment in Mesa, Arizona Facility 

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This week, Fujifilm Electronic Materials USA, a unit of Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp, completed the new $88 million expansion of its factory in Mesa, Arizona. The company, which supplies chemicals and advanced materials for the semiconductor industry, expects that the expansion will add 120 new jobs in the next two years. Currently, the facility employs …

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Biden Awaits Final Bill Boosting Domestic Tech Manufacturing

Technology Manufacturing

Earlier this year, the House of Representatives passed their updated version of the long-awaited legislation to increase semiconductor and wireless tech manufacturing in the U.S. President Biden is now waiting for the House and the Senate to put together the final version to send to his desk. In his State of the Union address, Biden …

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American Manufacturers Are Seeing Semiconductor Stockpiles Dwindling

Semiconductor

According to a new survey of more than 150 manufacturing firms by the U.S. Department of Commerce, supplies of semiconductors had fallen from an average of 40 days’ worth in 2019 to just five days in late 2021. Sales of electronic devices soared during the pandemic, as people were unable to go out and spend …

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Intel Announces Location of New U.S. Chip Plant

Intel

On Friday, Intel revealed the location of their highly anticipated new American semiconductor plant. The new facility, which will be located in Ohio, is poised to potentially become the largest chip plant in the world.  The initial $20 billion investment, which is the largest in Ohio’s history, will lead to the construction of a new …

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Leonardo Electronics US Set to Build Semiconductor Manufacturing Near Tucson, AZ

Semiconductor Manufacturing

According to a new statement put out this past Monday, Leonardo Electronics US Inc., which manufactures defense, security, medical and industrial products, plans to build a new semiconductor laser manufacturing facility on 13 acres at Innovation Park in Oro Valley, six miles north of Tucson, Arizona. The one-story, tilt-up building will include manufacturing, assembly, testing, …

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