Bad news for the US
Just as we predicted the US embargo against supplying chips to China has backfired and now Middle Kingdom companies are buying locally.
They are even on a list
While the US government is increasingly paranoid about Chinese hardware containing spyware, the US military does not appear to have gotten the memo.
There are not that many patents that need circumventing
The Chinese government will not have that many difficulties working their way around US trade sanctions on chips, according to China’s Academy of Science.
We can design them but no one will make them for us
Tsar Putin’s plan to churn out computer chips so that Russia can stick two fingers up at leading Western CPU makers such as AMD and Intel have stalled completely because he can’t find anyone to build the chips.
TSMC will increase its prices and laugh all the way to the bank
The next generation of chips made with TSMC's new tech will be much more pricy and this cost will be passed on to consumers.
Failure rates up 1,900 per cent
The failure rate of semiconductors shipped from China to Russia has increased by 1,900 percent in recent months, according to Russian national business daily Kommersant.
If Apple can do it, anyone can do it
TikTok owner ByteDance is looking into designing its own chips because it says it hasn't been able to find suppliers that can meet its requirements.
Buzz amongst the boffins
Washington State University is looking at bee-sourced honey was the bee's knees when it came to computing.
Puts 5,000 workers on vacation
Mercedes-Benz put more than 5000 workers on collective vacation in two plants in Brazil due to the shortage of semiconductor chips.
Only a matter of time
The Chinese government has been spending over $150 billion by 2030.