As trade tensions mount between the U.S. and China, the U.S. semiconductor industry fears a tech cold war could disrupt the global supply chain. Now companies on both sides of the Pacific are trying to develop strategies to mitigate risk — whether it’s hoarding supplies or looking at shifting the location of production facilities.
The federal government’s new cybersecurity standard has already touched down in the aerospace industry. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), announced by the Department of Defense (DoD) in January, is a set of cybersecurity rules all defense contractors will have to meet by 2026.
In brief: American semiconductor giants are planning to build up to 19 manufacturing plants in the US, but they won't do it without substantial federal investment. What they're asking is that the US government spend at least half as much as China does for securing a larger share of global semiconductor manufacturing.
The recent seizure of what US customs reported were counterfeit Apple AirPods has turned out to be genuine earbuds manufactured by China’s OnePlus.
IPC, the global association of electronics manufacturers, issued a blog post in support of the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provisions that would bolster the resiliency and security of the electronics manufacturing ecosystem...
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) said it was "in complete shock and perplexity" after the Pentagon revealed it had proposed the firm be added to a government blacklist. This would restrict suppliers from providing it with American-based tech without special permission.
Messe München will organize the world’s leading trade fair and conference for electronics as a virtual event this year. The current travel restrictions in Europe, which are becoming more stringent, have required a re-thinking of planning.
Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A Chinese semiconductor manufacturer that was able to procure nearly $20 billion in investments has gone under, abandoning a new factory in Wuhan without explanation, according to a Shanghai-based news service.
America is in competition with a hostile, one-party state. This is a new kind of conflict in which technological leadership is vital. Our opponents learned from the United States that technological leadership provides influence, power and authority in international affairs, and it is crucial for military strength.
(Bloomberg) -- The electronics sector has found a way to thrive amid the global pandemic, with 5G demand helping the industry remain a rare catalyst for Asian factories. South Korean computer sales surged 107% in August and semiconductor shipments grew for a third month in the past four...