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  • China Turns Its Fighters Into UAVs; Could Swarm Taiwan From Five ‘Hardened’ Forward Airfields – Reports

    11/22/2022 4:43:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 46 replies
    The EurAsian Times ^ | November 22, 2022 | Parth Satam
    China Turns Its Fighters Into UAVs; Could Swarm Taiwan From Five ‘Hardened’ Forward Airfields – Reports EXPERT REVIEWS By Parth Satam November 22, 2022 A report by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies (MIAS) identifies five forward airfields China could use to launch Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) swarms against Taiwan. Legacy aircraft converted into drones (J-6, J-7, J-8) have been concluded to be pressed in as a part of the initial wave of attacks to soften Taiwanese air defenses. These highly developed and defended airfields with hardened airfields can then be taken over by People’s Liberation Army Air Force...
  • Cotton on Taiwan: ‘I’m Concerned that as Early as Next Year Xi Jinping Could Decide to Go for the Jugular’

    11/21/2022 8:16:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/2022 | Jeff Poor
    During an interview with Fox News, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) warned China could soon move to follow through with its threat to take Taiwan. According to the Arkansas Republican, the move on Taiwan from Chinese President Xi Jinping may come in 2023. “I’m concerned that as early as next year, Xi Jinping could decide to go for the jugular,” he said. “This has been a very important year for him in China. He just secured an unprecedented third five-year term. He’s made it clear that by the end of that five-year term in 2027, he wants to invade and annex...
  • 4 takeaways from President Biden's 'very blunt' meeting with China's Xi Jinping

    11/14/2022 6:19:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/14/2022 | Emily Feng
    NUSA DUA, Indonesia — A highly anticipated meeting between China's leader Xi Jinping and President Biden finished Monday with both leaders expressing an openness to restoring channels of communication and repairing a relationship that has been compared to a second Cold War. The leaders of two superpowers met face-to-face and unmasked on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, on Monday evening. In a substantial meeting, they touched on the war in Ukraine, military tension in the Taiwan Strait and North Korean missile tests. Biden said he and Xi were "very blunt with one another." Xi,...
  • 50 years of hindsight shows Richard Nixon was right on a lot - opinion

    11/14/2022 6:59:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    jpost ^ | 11/14/2022 | JUDAH WAXELBAUM
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of president Richard Nixon’s historic trip to China. This trip is widely recognized as the moment China entered the world stage. There is a common belief among global affairs savants that Nixon made a grave mistake. In reality, however, his logic was sound, and his international policies should still serve as a guiding light. It is undeniable that China is participating in genocide and atrocities on a scale not seen in decades. China is systematically removing and erasing its Uighur population, killing dissidents, and pushing for a monolithic nation that includes Taiwan. Blaming this...
  • Joe Biden After Meeting with Xi Jinping: No ‘New Cold War’ with China

    11/14/2022 7:15:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2022 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Joe Biden tried to downplay any new tensions with China on Monday, after meeting with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping. “I absolutely believe there need not be a new Cold War,” he told reporters during a press conference after the three-and-a-half-hour meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Biden repeated that the United States policy in Taiwan had not changed at all, despite recent comments indicating otherwise. But he also downplayed any fears that China would move to take over the island.
  • Biden says Taiwan invasion by China not ‘imminent’ after Xi meeting

    11/14/2022 7:08:27 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/14/2022 | Mark Moore
    President Biden said Monday that ​he does not foresee an “imminent attempt” by China to invade Taiwan after he met for roughly three hours with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Indonesia. ​ Speaking to reporters after his first face-to-face meeting with Xi since becoming president, Biden shrugged off a question about whether Beijing and Washington were engaged in a new Cold War and said he made it clear in the discussion between the two leaders about where the US stands on self-governing Taiwan. ​”I do not think there’s any imminent attempt on the...
  • US to Manage Norway’s Defenses

    11/11/2022 2:33:12 PM PST · by delta7 · 39 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 11 Nov 22 | Marin Armstrong
    Blog/War Posted Nov 11, 2022 by Martin Armstrong Spread the love A contact from Norway shared this article, as the topic has not been discussed in the US media. NATO is forming a world army, as we have seen with troops being sent throughout Europe to train forces, specifically Eastern European forces. The northern nation of Norway has announced that the US will begin to manage its defenses. Chief of Defense Eirik Kristoffersen predicts that Norway will be part of the area responsible for mobilizing a joint NATO command center. A final decision will be made during the first half...
  • A serving of chips: How Intel plans to take on TSMC and Samsung

    11/03/2022 4:58:40 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 11 replies
    ... "Our ambition is to be the No. 2 foundry in the world by the end of the decade, and [we] expect to generate leading foundry margins," Randhir Thakur, the president of Intel Foundry Services, told Nikkei Asia. IFS was set up last year to turn Gelsinger's vision into a reality. For Intel, such a move is not only a new potential revenue source, but also a way to regain a technological edge in chip manufacturing lost to Asia over the past decades. Investors, however, do not seem entirely convinced: Intel's share price has more than halved since it embarked...
  • Samsung, TSMC in US patent infringement investigation

    10/18/2022 6:58:57 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 9 replies
    Samsung and TSMC are facing an investigation by the US International Trade Commission (USITC) over allegations of patent infringement involving chips and mobile devices containing those chips. The USITC said that it will begin an investigation based on a complaint filed by Daedalus Prime LLC of Bronxville, New York, in September. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the import into the US of semiconductor devices, and mobile devices containing those chips, which allegedly infringe patents claimed by the company. According to the USITC's notice of investigation [PDF], the patent infringement claims cover...
  • Memory Market Collapse to Propel TSMC to Top Spot in 3Q22 IC Ranking

    09/12/2022 7:57:28 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 5 replies
    IC Insights reduced its worldwide IC market growth forecast for 2022 from 11% to 7% in its August Quarterly Update to The McClean Report. The downgraded expectation for this year is almost entirely due to the collapse of the memory market in the second half of 2022. As discussed below, it was as though someone “flipped a switch” to the off position for the memory market beginning in June! The few memory companies that have made statements about the recent developments in the memory market have attributed the swift downturn to a massive inventory adjustment currently underway by their customers....
  • TSMC And Intel Are In A Mad Dash To Hire Semiconductor Technicians For Their New Plants In Arizona

    05/28/2022 1:48:32 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-28-2022
    To solve the semiconductor shortage, companies now have to deal with a labor shortage… We have extensively covered how major semiconductor companies have been responding to the global chip shortage over the last couple of years. One of the most notable companies to take action has been TSMC, who is in the process of building a $12 billion chip fab in Arizona, not far from where Intel is expanding their campus. TSMC’s project is racing to come online by 2024, but there remains a major obstacle for both companies: securing labor. “Simply finding enough workers to build the facilities has...
  • TSMC says demand for smartphones, PCs starting to slow

    03/30/2022 5:02:21 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 14 replies
    HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Consumer electronics demand is showing signs of slowing amid geopolitical uncertainties and COVID-related lockdowns in China, the chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said on Wednesday. The slowdown is emerging in areas "such as smartphones, PCs, and TVs, especially in China, the biggest consumer market," TSMC Chairman Mark Liu said. A key Apple supplier, TSMC is the world's biggest contract chipmaker and a barometer of global electronics demand. Liu also warned that the cost of components and materials are rising sharply, pushing up production costs for tech and chip companies. "Such pressure could eventually be passed on...

    05/14/2021 5:56:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Libertarian Hub ^ | 05/14/2021 | Tyler Durden
    At the beginning of May, we noted that Taiwan Semiconductor was considering bolstering its production in the U.S., and that President Biden's Commerce Secretary was urging more domestic production. Now, it looks like TSMC could be within striking distance of a serious U.S. expansion. The chipmaking giant is "weighing plans to pump tens of billions of dollars more into cutting-edge chip factories in the U.S. state of Arizona than it had previously disclosed", a Reuters exclusive revealed Friday morning.The company had already said it was going to invest $10 billion to $12 billion in Arizona. Now, the company is mulling...
  • Unlikely TSMC (Computer Chip Giant)will soon build in US

    05/11/2020 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 22 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | Tue, May 12, 2020 | unattributed
    It is a risky bet for US President Donald Trump’s administration to push for building advanced semiconductor factories in the US due to growing fears about the US’ heavy reliance on Asia for chip supply and potential disruptions from uncontrollable factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The US government is in discussions with chipmakers, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), to build new fabs in the US to create a self-sufficiency in chips, the latest in a slew of Trump’s renewed “Make in the US” efforts, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Even before the pandemic, the US had...
  • TSMC Will Decide To Build U.S. Fab Next Year, According To Spokesman; Plant Estimated At $16 Billion

    03/22/2017 5:43:09 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies ^ | Mar 20, 2017 | Ramish Zafar
    A lot might change for the tech industry in the near future. Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president has left a lot of companies double minded. At one end, they’re pressured to move manufacturing facilities to the United States – at the other, the decision is simply economically unfeasible. Out of all the companies, it’s Apple which has faced the most pressure to move iPhone production back to the States. Today, we’ve got more details on the matter.TSMC Will Decide On Whether To Build Plant In The U.S. Or Not Next Year, According To Company Spokesperson Apple and TSMC have had...
  • Microsoft's HoloLens secret sauce: A 28nm customized 24-core DSP engine built by TSMC

    08/23/2016 5:26:19 PM PDT · by dayglored · 30 replies
    The Register ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | Chris Williams
    Hot Chips Microsoft today revealed a first look at the inside of its Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) chip used in its virtual reality HoloLens specs. The secretive HPU is a custom-designed TSMC-fabricated 28nm coprocessor that has 24 Tensilica DSP cores arranged in 12 clusters. It has about 65 million logic gates, 8MB of SRAM, and a layer of 1GB of low-power DDR3 RAM on top, all in a 12mm-by-12mm BGA package. We understand it can perform a trillion calculations a second. It handles all the environment sensing and other input and output necessary for the virtual-reality goggles. It aggregates data...
  • TSMC wins Spy Case against a Former Employee who gave Secrets to Samsung

    08/26/2015 1:36:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 1 replies
    Patently Apple ^ | August 26, 2015
    TSMC wins Spy Case against a Former Employee who gave Secrets to Samsung that helped Win Apple's Chip Business (full title) In February we posted a detailed report titled "TSMC Sues Former Employee for Giving Samsung Trade Secrets". The report was about TSMC suing a former employee by the name of Liang Mong-song for giving away their crown jewels to Samsung. With TSMC and Samsung fighting it out for Apple's business every year, this story was an interesting one being that Samsung came out the winner with Apple, of all companies, rewarding Samsung unknowingly. Dick Thurston, former chief counsel for...
  • First TSMC 16nm FinFET product announced ( 32 core ARMv8 networking processor )

    09/26/2014 10:22:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 26 September 2014 08:15 | Peter Scott
    ARMv8 networking processor from HiSilicon TSMC and HiSilicon have announced the successful manufacture of the first fully functional 16nm FinFET chip.It is an ARM-based networking processor, which means it is substantially smaller than SoC or a GPU, but it is by no means a small and simple chip to produce. Twice the gate density, half the power TSMC said the new process has twice the gate density of the company’s old 28nm HPM process. It operates about 40 percent faster in the same power envelope and reduces total power consumption by 60 percent."Our FinFET R&D goes back over a...
  • World's Top Chipmaker TSMC plans Arizona factory expansion

    11/09/2022 9:05:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/09/2022 | Shivani Tanna and Rishabh Jaiswal
    TSMC (2330.TW), the world's largest contract chipmaker and a major supplier to Apple Inc (AAPL.O), said on Wednesday it was constructing a building that could serve as its second chip factory in Arizona in the United States. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd said in an emailed statement to Reuters that it could use the building for future expansion but has not yet arrived on a final decision for a second chip manufacturing plant. "In light of the strong customer demand we are seeing in TSMC's advanced technology, we will consider adding more capacity in Arizona with a second fab based...
  • TSMC Cuts Down Orders By Up to 50%, Sending Shockwaves Says Report

    11/10/2022 3:59:17 PM PST · by FarCenter · 23 replies
    The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has cut down its orders to suppliers according to reports in the Taiwanese press. TSMC, which is facing an industry slowdown as its customers struggle with demand slowdown, cut down capital expenditures for 2022 earlier this year, and the firm cited a lack of demand forecasting as the primary reason behind the drawdown. Now, the firm is also rumored to have significantly reduced its 3-nanometer output estimates for this year, in the latest bit of speculation surrounding the advanced chip manufacturing technology scheduled to enter production in the current quarter. Today's report comes courtesy...