What does it take for chip manufacturers to get a new plant up and running?

Aug 23, 2022
Semiconductor makers seek locations with plenty of space, water, electricity and workers. First, they need megabucks for construction.
An array of machines at a semiconductor plant in Germany. Now that the CHIPS Act has passed, chipmakers are looking to build more facilities in the U.S.
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Democrats pass major agenda items, but they have a lot of hard work ahead

Democrats need to make the Inflation Reduction Act live up to its promise, Felicia Wong of the Roosevelt Institute says.
What are some potential obstacles that await Democrats as they prepare to implement the Inflation Reduction Act?
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The science part of the CHIPS and Science Act

The National Science Foundation could receive $81 billion over five years, boosting innovation and talent development, its director says.
President Joe Biden participates virtually in a meeting on the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House on July 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. The meeting was held for President Biden to hear from CEOs and labor leaders on the way funding for production of computer chips would impact them.
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