Higher tariffs on Chinese computer chips may not lead to more U.S. engineering jobs

May 23, 2024
An NBER study finds the tariffs may actually dampen U.S. opportunities for chip engineers and others.
A recent NBER study found that hiring of semiconductor engineers in the U.S. is down 9% since 2018. 
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Nvidia dominates in AI, but others are trying to chip away

May 22, 2024
The chipmaker's early focus on graphics processing technology created an advantage that is paying off hugely this year.
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What you need to know about Nvidia and the AI chip arms race

Mar 8, 2024
NVIDIA’s share price has jumped several hundred dollars in the past year, rising from $242 to $875.
The burgeoning AI market has increased the demand for the hardware underpinning AI applications. Nvidia is the GPU market leader.
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The US is known for designing chips, not making them. Can the CHIPS Act funding change that?

Feb 21, 2024
This week, the Biden administration said it’s awarding $1.5 billion to chipmaker GlobalFoundries to expand its manufacturing here, in the largest grant under the CHIPS Act so far.
President Joe Biden arrives to deliver remarks at Wolfspeed, a semiconductor manufacturer, in Durham, North Carolina, on March 28, 2023.
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U.S. needs to invest in training, recruiting to expand semiconductor workforce

Aug 25, 2023
The industry forecasts a sizable shortage by 2030. Some organizations are trying to attract youngsters to the field and providing internships.
Workers in a semiconductor plant in France. As the U.S. tries to shore up domestic chip production, it will need to invest in training.
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Has the computer chip glut reached its peak?

Jul 7, 2023
The semiconductor industry is notoriously cyclical, but the need for chips that power artificial intelligence may be what kicks up demand this time around.
Samsung reported a huge decrease in quarterly profits this week.
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U.S. restricting high-end chips to China

Sep 2, 2022
The policy move increases tension over technology between the two counties.
This latest move by the U.S. appears to restrict the sales of advanced computer chips to all Chinese companies.
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Extended downtime for GM plants doesn't mean workers are losing their jobs

Feb 10, 2021
The company says there's a semiconductor shortage, and it will reassess the situation in mid-March
Vehicles go through the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant on Feb. 21, 2020, in Lansing, Michigan.
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Does Softbank's deal with ARM signal a UK fire sale?

Jul 18, 2016
Brexit made the pound cheaper and British companies potentially more attractive
People arrive at a shareholders' meeting for Japanese mobile communications giant SoftBank in Tokyo on June 22, 2016.