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  • Onshoring Semiconductor (Chips) Capacity Is Crucial To National Security

    06/06/2022 3:38:45 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-6-2022 | Zachary A. Collier via RealClear Politics
    When you think about national security, you probably don’t immediately think about semiconductors. These tiny chips are the “brains” enabling all the computational capabilities and data storage that we take for granted today. Chips power virtually every sector of the economy – including data centers, automotive, healthcare, banking, and agriculture. As a consequence of their widespread use, semiconductors have grown to become a $555 billion global industry, and are the world’s fourth most traded product. Semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging have been cited frequently as one of the main critical supply chain priorities for the nation. A steady source of...
  • ‘Everything is gone’: Russian business hit hard by tech sanctions

    06/05/2022 9:30:43 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 48 replies
    FT ^ | 02-JUN-2022 | Anna Gross
    Russian companies have been plunged into a technological crisis by western sanctions that have created severe bottlenecks in the supply of semiconductors, electrical equipment and the hardware needed to power the nation’s data centres. Most of the world’s largest chip manufacturers, including Intel, Samsung, TSMC and Qualcomm, have halted business to Russia entirely after the US, UK and Europe imposed export controls on products using chips made or designed in the US or Europe. This has created a shortfall in the type of larger, low-end chips that go into the production of cars, household appliances and military equipment. Supplies of...
  • Report: Putin underwent cancer treatment in April, survived assassination attempt in March

    06/02/2022 12:32:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Shevia ^ | 2/6/22 | David Rosenberg
    Russian President Vladimir Putin underwent treatment for advanced cancer in April, according to a report quoting three high-ranking US intelligence officials. Newsweek published the report Thursday, citing information the three intelligence officials – who represent three different US intelligence agencies – shared from a recent White House assessment of the Russian leader’s health status. In late May, US intelligence officials put together their fourth comprehensive assessment of Putin’s medical condition. The three officials, from the office of the Director of National Intelligence, a retired senior Air Force officer, and a Defense Intelligence Agency official, said that Putin appears to have...
  • Huge losses: Russia failed its dawn operation run by the elite troops in Ukraine.

    05/29/2022 2:34:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 68 replies
    Happy Ending ^ | 29/5/22
    Failure to use air force effectively, caused failures on the ground and in the air.
  • US intel questioned for misjudging Afghanistan, Ukraine

    05/10/2022 12:16:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2022 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials were questioned Tuesday about why they misjudged the durability of governments in both Afghanistan and Ukraine, and whether they need to reform how intelligence agencies assess a foreign military’s will to fight. U.S. intelligence believed the U.S.-backed Kabul government would hold out for months against the Taliban and thought Russian forces would overrun Ukraine in a few weeks. Both assessments were wrong. The U.S. and Western allies are now rushing to aid Ukraine’s resistance against Russia in what has turned into a grinding, violent stalemate. “What we missed was the will to fight...
  • The War Is Getting More Dangerous for America, and Biden Knows It

    05/08/2022 4:52:23 PM PDT · by McGruff · 70 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 6, 2022 | Thomas L. Friedman
    If you just followed news reports on Ukraine, you might think that the war has settled into a long, grinding and somewhat boring slog. You would be wrong. Things are actually getting more dangerous by the day. For starters, the longer this war goes on, the more opportunity for catastrophic miscalculations — and the raw material for that is piling up fast and furious. Take the two high-profile leaks from American officials this past week about U.S. involvement in the Russia-Ukraine war: First, The Times disclosed that “the United States has provided intelligence about Russian units that has allowed Ukrainians...
  • Satellite Firms Are Helping Debunk Russian Claims, [US] Intel Chief Says

    04/06/2022 8:21:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Defence One ^ | APRIL 5, 2022 | BY TARA COPP SENIOR PENTAGON REPORTER
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado—The U.S. intelligence community asked certain commercial satellite companies for help in the earliest days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and their imagery remains vital to countering Russia’s false claims, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Tuesday. But the partnership raises new questions about what protections those firms might be owed if their actions make them a target. “Early on, we also asked a few commercial companies….and those of you who helped know who you are, helped us to rapidly make available imagery like the buildup that was happening around Ukraine’s borders to...
  • Ukraine releases info on over 600 Russian spies

    03/29/2022 7:15:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/3/22
    Ukraine’s defense intelligence ministry has released information on over 600 alleged Russian spies based in Europe, Fox News reported. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense’s intelligence arm released the "list of employees of the FSB of the Russian Federation registered at the address: Moscow, St. Bolshaya Lubyanka" on Monday. The list in Russian contains names, phone numbers, passport numbers, license plate numbers and certain financial details for 620 Russian citizens it alleges are spies. There are also home addresses listed. According to The Telegraph, MI6’s former head Sir John Sawers said that only “10 percent” of Russia’s European spy operations are...
  • Intel plans to build a $19 billion chip plant in Germany

    03/20/2022 9:01:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    techcrunch.com ^ | March 15, 2022 | Kris Holt
    Intel has confirmed plans to build a semiconductor plant in Germany as part of an investment of up to €80 billion ($88 billion) in Europe over the next decade. The initial outlay for the facility in Magdeburg, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, is €17 billion ($19 billion). The so-called “mega-site” will actually comprise two factories. Planning will start right away with construction expected to get under way in the first half of next year, as long as Intel gets the thumbs up from the European Commission. Production should commence at what Intel is calling “Silicon Junction” in 2027. As such, the...
  • AMD is now worth more than rival Intel

    02/23/2022 7:16:43 PM PST · by algore · 16 replies
    Score another notable win for chip giant AMD (AMD) against its heated rival Intel. AMD's market cap currently stands at $188 billion after shares rose nearly 2% in Tuesday's session. Intel's market cap is $182 billion. That marks the second time in a week AMD's market value has climbed above Intel — the first time it happened was a week ago. Followers of this battle may not be surprised to see this one happen (and seeing it continue from here) for several reasons. First, AMD has been winning the battle on Wall Street for sexier investment thesis. AMD last week...
  • Milspec Ops Monkey - SITUATION REPORT 2 08 22

    02/09/2022 7:44:55 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Monkey Werx US YouTube Channel ^ | February 8, 2022 | Milspec Ops Monkey
    Welcome to the Offical Monkey Werx Channel - our weekly shows consist of Overwatch SITREPS where we will look at aircraft activity around the world, the Monkey Minute, where we will take a quick look at biblical news, and every two weeks, the Watchman Hour, where we will be discussing biblical topics.
  • Intel Investing $20 Billion to Build 2 New Chip Factories in Ohio

    01/22/2022 9:08:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/22/2022 | Allen Zhong
    Intel Corporation announced Friday that it is investing $20 billion to build two new “leading-edge” chip factories in Ohio.“The investment will help boost production to meet the surging demand for advanced semiconductors, powering a new generation of innovative products from Intel and serving the needs of foundry customers as part of the company’s IDM 2.0 strategy,” the company said in a statement.IDM 2.0 is a new integrated device manufacturing model, which Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced on March 23, 2021.The move is part of Gelsinger’s strategy to restore Intel’s dominance in chip making and reduce America’s reliance on Asian manufacturing...
  • Report: Intel Plans $20 Billion Chip Factory in Columbus, Ohio

    01/21/2022 4:08:33 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Eric Mack
    A Silicon Valley tech giant is set to announce an investment of $20 billion for a chip factory in Columbus, Ohio, a locale strong on manufacturing with data centers for Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Intel's semiconductor factory would employ 3,000 workers in Licking County, in addition to thousands of construction workers and Intel suppliers locating to the area, a source told The Columbus Dispatch.
  • Intel Removes Mention Of Xinjiang After Pressure From China

    01/11/2022 2:10:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | January 11, 2022 | Ashe Schow
    U.S. semiconductor chip company Intel has scrubbed all references to Xinjiang from an open letter on its website that created a backlash from China late last year. Last month, Intel sent an open letter to its suppliers urging them to avoid sourcing materials from the Chinese province of Xinjiang, where the Communist Chinese government forces religious minorities into labor camps. The Wall Street Journal at the time reported that Intel sent the letter to its global suppliers calling on them to avoid the region, stating that “multiple governments have imposed restrictions on products sourced from the Xinjiang region. Therefore, Intel...
  • Abuse of Power: How The FBI Raid On Project Veritas Helped Protect The New York Times

    12/01/2021 7:52:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/01/2021 | Joy Pullman
    Several observers have pointed out the terrible optics and even worse legal and cultural implications of the FBI’s raids earlier this month on three undercover journalists’ homes. Since the reporters’ organization, Project Veritas, is a political opponent of the American regime, the raids echo government behavior in unfree countries such as Russia, China, and Turkey.Yet there’s another, less remarked, aspect to this story. It’s the raids’ effect of protecting a longtime, top-tier deep state information operations partner, The New York Times.Project Veritas is a threat to The New York Times, not only in some of its undercover reporting about Times...
  • South Korean Chipmaker SK Hynix Halts Expansion Plans In China Due To U.S. Trade Restrictions

    11/20/2021 12:26:23 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 11-20-21
    It appears that the U.S. preventing companies like Intel from expanding their chipmaking operations in China is having an affect on other chipmakers globally. That’s because South Korea’s SK Hynix, a top supplier of memory chips globally, has halted the installation of new production equipment in China as a result of American trade policies. The company was planning on bringing extreme-ultraviolet lithography equipment to its Jiangsu Province plant, which makes about 40% of its DRAM chips, according to Nikkei. But the company put a halt to the plans as a result of American measures that have been put in place...
  • White House Rejects Intel Proposal To Add Semi Production Capacity In China

    11/14/2021 6:08:54 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Nation & State ^ | 11-14-2021
    Days ago we wrote about how VC companies in the U.S. were making significant investments in Chinese semiconductor companies. Shortly thereafter, it was reported that the White House had rejected a plan by Intel to bolster their chip production capacity in China, according to Bloomberg. Intel had proposed “using a factory in Chengdu, China, to manufacture silicon wafers,” the report said. It could have been online by 2022, but the White House, “strongly discouraged” the move. Intel likely had to listen since the company is seeking government support in helping expand its capacity for manufacturing semis in the U.S. Intel...
  • Intel, Sequoia Capital Linked to AI Company That Worked for Chinese Military: Report

    11/05/2021 8:08:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/05/2021 | Andrew Thornebrooke
    News AnalysisMajor U.S. firms, including Intel and Sequoia Capital, have maintained financial and research ties with a Chinese company known to provide artificial intelligence to Beijing’s military, according to a new report by the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University.4Paradigm, a major enterprise AI company headquartered in Beijing, was awarded a contract to provide China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.Its contract was for a “battalion and company command decision-making model and human-machine teaming software,” according to the report, which did not specify the date of the contact.Meanwhile, 4Paradigm has also...
  • Microsoft is considering reducing processor requirements for computers running Windows 11

    10/16/2021 8:17:25 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 111 replies
    Minnews ^ | October 16, 2021 | Lets Go Brandon
    Microsoft recently announced Windows 11 and revealed the system requirements necessary to formally install the new operating system using Windows Update, media creation tools, and update assistants. According to Microsoft's supporting documents and the spokesperson's statement, the device must have a newer processor, TPM 2.0 encryption chip, and SecureBoot enabled to fully run the operating system. Microsoft is considering reducing processor requirements for computers running Windows 11 TPM 2.0 has been included in many devices shipped in the past few years, but it is disabled by default. Users can enable TPM 2.0 in the BIOS, or bypass this restriction by...
  • Intel not considering UK chip factory after Brexit

    10/08/2021 2:55:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    bbc.com ^ | October 7, 2021 | Daniel Thomas
    The boss of Intel says the US chipmaker is no longer considering building a factory in the UK because of Brexit. Pat Gelsinger told the BBC that before the UK left the EU, the country "would have been a site that we would have considered". But he added: "Post-Brexit... we're looking at EU countries and getting support from the EU". Intel wants to boost its output amid a global chip shortage that has hit the supply of cars and other goods. The firm - which is one of the world's largest makers of semiconductors - says the crisis has shown...