Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: semiconductor

The global fight over semiconductors is only going to get worse

Behind closed doors, though, some people in the industry are getting increasingly concerned that the push to make the West more competitive might backfire.

Vedanta’s latest chip venture with Foxconn is just a little more than a piece of paper

Those hopeful that India can establish a foothold in semiconductor sector should temper expectations, and instead hope that Modi govt will follow through on local chip industry plans.

SubscriberWrites: India has unrealistic dreams of semiconductor production. It needs a measured approach

The semiconductor value chain has three major components — Design, Fabrication, and Assembly and Testing.

We need more chips — why world is facing semiconductor crisis & how customers are suffering

Microchip, semiconductor or processor, chips are important components in all things tech, from phones to rice cookers. But global shortage has made things difficult, and expensive.

Maruti Suzuki says output to drop 40% in September due to chip shortage

Maruti is expecting the global semiconductor crunch to last for about a year. The global chip shortage has crippled production and climbing commodity prices has raised input costs.

This country’s vaccine troubles could turn into a global shortage of semiconductors

By shunning vaccines from China and warning of more chip shortages, Taiwan is risking its competitive edge in semiconductors over the long term.

Xbox to graphics card, the world is running out of semiconductors in 2021

Ford is predicting a 20% slump in production and Tesla shut down its model 3 assembly line for two weeks. Nvidia and Microsoft are struggling.

Too many apps, no real innovation. Cute Tech is ailing Indian technology

India needs to emulate small countries like Taiwan & Israel that have built focused and niche high-tech sectors, not obsess over China and its ambitious plans.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.