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Biden visits Arizona computer chip site, highlights jobs

Dec. 06, 2022 18:39 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday visited the site for a new computer chip plant in Arizona, using it as a chance to emphasize how his policies are fostering job growth in what could be a challenge to the incoming Republican House majority. Biden has staked his legacy...

Japan, Belgium to cooperate in chip production, development

Dec. 06, 2022 09:58 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A newly founded Japanese semiconductor company aiming to revive Japan’s chip industry signed an agreement on Tuesday to collaborate with a Belgian research organization in developing next-generation chips for production in Japan. Economy and Industry Minister...

UK blocks chipmaker's sale to Chinese firm, citing security

Nov. 17, 2022 05:40 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government has blocked a Chinese-owned company’s takeover of a Wales-based microchip maker, calling it a risk to national security. Nexperia, a Netherlands-based firm owned by China’s Wingtech, announced last year that it had acquired a 100% stake in...

Taiwan's APEC envoy at the center of processor chip tension

Nov. 16, 2022 20:13 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s envoy to a gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders is the 91-year-old billionaire founder of a computer chip manufacturing giant that operated behind the scenes for decades before being thrust into the center of U.S.-Chinese tension over technology and security. ...

Buffett's firm cuts stakes U.S. Bank, BYD; adds chip maker

Nov. 14, 2022 19:15 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company slashed its stake in U.S. Bank's parent company and also sold shares in Chinese electric car maker BYD in the third quarter, according to regulatory filings Monday. The moves were among several others including a more than $4.1 billion...

Japan vies for 'last chance' as major global chip producer

Nov. 11, 2022 00:09 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is investing almost half a billion dollars to beef up semiconductor development and production in a “last chance” attempt to keep its position as a major player on the global technology stage, the government said Friday. The new company Rapidus, which means...