Regulation

A Look at China’s IC Expansion

China is expanding its IC capabilities at all costs, and the “game” is playing out internationally. The stakes are high for all involved, especially China and the U.S. Addressing what it views as a significant threat, the U.S. government established export control regulations specifically aimed at China’s artificial intelligence (AI) and semiconductor industries on October

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Chips and Science Act of 2022 – What Could Go Wrong?

Its full name is Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors and Science Act of 2022. The CHIPS Act, as it is more commonly known, was signed into law on August 9, 2022. The Act provides for $280 billion in spending over the next ten years, with $200 billion targeting scientific R&D and commercialization, $52.7 billion

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China Tech Ban May Include Quantum Computing and AI—Will China Care?

Okay, so it’s still early in the discussion phase. Still, it looks like the US is trying to expand the restrictions on semiconductors to include other emerging technologies, such as quantum computing and artificial intelligence. The goal is to stifle China’s military and surveillance capabilities. This information is based so far on unnamed sources. The

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The Impact of U.S. Import Tariffs on the Availability of Electronic Components

By Grace Alexander The mid-2018 announcement that increased tariffs would be instituted on a range of imported materials from China sent instant shock waves through the United States’ manufacturing markets. The tariff increases, cumulatively amounting to a 25% hike, disproportionately affected markets which utilize electronic components. An initial 10% tariff was implemented by October 1,

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