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Yole CEO: TSMC Builds a Leading-edge Fab in Europe? It’s ‘Nonsense’
Sep 19, 2021

Why is TSMC pursuing its geographical expansion plan now? Is this decision driven by politics or commerce? How big is the political element?

TSMC Shifts West, Dodging Geopolitical Headwinds
TSMC Shifts West, Dodging Geopolitical Headwinds
Sep 19, 2021

Rising economic nationalism is causing fissures in the global semiconductor supply chain. The rifts are threatening the IC market at a time of rapid growth, when it most needs to retain the collaborative and unified structure that has driven its expansion over several decades.

Chipmakers Created Mayhem; Now They Want a Bailout
Sep 18, 2021

Look in the mirror, semiconductor executives. The culprit behind the nightmarish shortages and supply insecurities jeopardizing the market expansion is staring right back at you. Do not blame China, Japan, the E.U., or the United States.

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TSMC Adds ‘Intellectual Supply Chain’ With U.S. Fab
Sep 8, 2021

Does a premier U.S. engineering school like Georgia Tech need a TSMC chip fab in Arizona? Absolutely. Not for strengthening the physical supply chain but for creating an “intellectual supply chain,” says Arijit Raychowdhury, a Georgia Tech EE professor.

TSMC’s Geopolitical Balancing Act
Sep 1, 2021

Leaders of some of the world’s largest economies want TSMC to diversify its production locations. The only problem: They all think the Taiwanese semiconductor foundry should open shop in their own countries.

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Aug 26, 2021

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Will Aurora Do the Right Thing?
Will Aurora ‘Do the Right Thing’?
Aug 25, 2021

Debates over the safety of autonomous vehicles boil down to one simple question: Is a machine driver safer than a human being?

Intel Foundry: A Spinoff is Necessary (and Inevitable)
Intel Foundry: A Spinoff is Necessary (and Inevitable)
Aug 22, 2021

Intel Corp. and GlobalFoundries do not belong together. If there is any truth to the recent Wall Street Journal report that Intel is considering purchasing the contract chipmaker, the board of directors should snuff the life out of that bizarre idea.

Can ADAS Aid Us on a Dark and Stormy Night?
Can ADAS Aid Us on a Dark and Stormy Night?
Aug 20, 2021

It’s one thing to ridicule Elon Musk for realizing, belatedly, that real-world AI is easier preached than done. Last week, in a tweet, Musk wrote: “Generalized self-driving is a hard problem, as it requires solving a large part of real-world AI.

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Born-Again NHTSA Forces Auto Industry Choices
Aug 20, 2021

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) order this week requiring carmakers and tech companies to submit crash reports involving vehicles equipped with highly automated features — including both Automated Driving Systems (ADS)and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

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