Trump Administration in talks with chipmakers on building semiconductor factories in the U.S.

May 10, 2020 – On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported, the Trump’s administration is holding talks with semiconductor companies on building chip factories in the United States. As per the WSJ report, which cites sources familiar with the matter at hand, the Trump administration is in talks with Intel Corp and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

U.S. industry groups push back proposed changes to U.S. export control regulations

Industry groups are pushing back proposed changes to U.S. export controls regulations which are aimed at curbing the sale of high technology chips to Chinese companies, highlighting the role played by chips in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine industry groups have urged U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to allow public comments before allowing the rules…

Newly proposed rule in U.S. Foreign Direct Product Rule will cut off supply of sophisticated chips to Huawei

Senior administrators in the Trump administration have agreed to further tighten restrictions of semiconductors on Huawei Technologies. Under the newly proposed rules, foreign companies that use U.S. chipmaking equipment will now have to obtain a U.S. license before supplying certain chips to Huawei. According to one of the sources, rule will slash the supply of…

U.S. mulls changes to Foreign Direct Product Rule to cut off Huawei from global chip supply chain

According to two sources familiar with the matter at hand, the Trump administration is mulling options, which includes changing U.S. regulations to allow it to block shipments of chips to Huawei Technologies from companies such as Taiwan’s TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker. These are among the many proposal the U.S. Administration is looking at…

Radio-frequency chip maker MaxLinear stops chip shipments to Huawei

Going by its revenue forecasts, MaxLinear’s revenues have not been materially affected by this disruption. In a significant development, MaxLinear Inc, a radio-frequency chip maker disclosed it has stopped shipping its semiconductors to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and its affiliates. MaxLinear stated it cannot predict when shipments to Huawei will resume. The company has revised…

Taiwan’s Pegatron to sink upto $1 billion in Indonesian chip making factory for Apple

Pegatron is partnering with Indonesia’s PT Sat Nusapersada to produce chips for Apple smartphones. According to a statement by Indonesia’s deputy industry minister, Warsito Ignatius, Pegatron, a Taiwanese electronics company has signed a letter of intent stating it aims to invest $695 million to $1 billion (10 trillion to 15 trillion rupiah) in an Indonesian…