AnonF-1013367, 24 Nov 2021Why does this companies build these projects in expensive countries? In big eastern European c... moreTexas has some of the strongest IT and technology companies on the continent. Not comparable to Silicon Valley, but close. Also, it's huge. Similar expertise and facilities don't exist in most of Europe, along with extremely high taxes.
Kangal, 26 Nov 2021You do realise that most of the work and foundations that these companies (TSMC and Samsung) r... moreInteresting. Took China 130 years to find out the manufacturing process. The word invention is only used if object is made without prior product or knowledge of prior product (it's possible for two people to invent the same thing if they have no knowledge of each other's product)
.alpha, 24 Nov 2021US is forcing TSMC and Samsung to transfer technology to US companies and also open up custome... moreYou do realise that most of the work and foundations that these companies (TSMC and Samsung) rely on, to actually make chipsets comes from the USA.
It's the initial investment, research, development, and funding that made it possible. If you look into it carefully, half of it is from universities and the other is from corporations. The chip fabs actually make agreements and licenses to use those technologies. It's "not much" but when you compound 1-few% of a dollar, yearly, over millions and millions of chips... well, it adds up to a lot and rather quickly.
On top of that, the USA actually has laws and courts designed to protect intellectual property. These factors are not as true in China. It's for that reason that MediaTek chooses to break International Law and doesn't provide sources, kernels, drivers and documentation for their chipsets. Their reasoning was this: if we do that, then our rivals (Xiaomi, VIA, RockChip, Allwinner, AMLogic, Unisoc) will just copy our work for free, and then our profits will be reduced due to the stiffer competition. Why? Because licensing an ARM chip is one thing, stamping out the hardware is another thing, and building efficient drivers is another. It costs a lot of money to optimise things well, and that is why, Qualcomm's Adreno iGPUs perform the way they do. They're better than Samsung's Mali iGPU, and much better performance of iGPU/driver when compared to a Chinese vendor like Meizu or Lenovo using a MediaTek (ARM Mali) chipset.
Case in point: it was only in 2017 when China actually learned to make a ballpoint pen!
AnonF-1013367, 24 Nov 2021Why does this companies build these projects in expensive countries? In big eastern European c... moreAs someone from eastern europe I can say it will be very bad idea to do any kind of big investment in this region. The only thing that can work out is supermarkets/hypermarkets.
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2021Texas will turn blue eventually. It's inevitable.Won't happen unless Dems can rig election in Texas. And this is not like Samsung is moving its existing California facility to TX, so it's going to hire mostly local work forces.
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2021Texas will turn blue eventually. It's inevitable.Yes it's bound to happen but the blue are not doing great either.
High taxes for low income families
sharp divide on low income and median income in their own Cities
Massive disparities and homelessness
They have a lot of problems themselves, I am left but I have to agree that Texas is one better under red than blue unlike other reds.
Note7 owner, 25 Nov 2021This sounds like a textbook written by the Chinese government. But it's the US ;)
Zero, 24 Nov 2021Just like what China did... damn, Samsung and TSMC are pretty much screwed.What? Patent laws in the US are strictly followed. Foreign tech companies have sued...and won lawsuits in the US, unlike China where tech theft is the norm.
AnonF-1013367, 24 Nov 2021Just wait for the GAA transistors
You have to keep waiting
kek, 24 Nov 2021US Justice system is not China, where any IP property is considered invalid and theft is legal... moreWow china laws sound cool.
TSMC is set to open a 10 billion dollar factory in shangai soon.
Barry Egan, 24 Nov 2021a chip factory in america aka one of the worlds most expensive countries !!Still more affordable than having a chip factory in Asia that doesn't work.
Texas is getting more exposure with companies shifting their bases and building new factories.
.alpha, 24 Nov 2021US is forcing TSMC and Samsung to transfer technology to US companies and also open up custome... moreUS Justice system is not China, where any IP property is considered invalid and theft is legal, as long as its done by any CCP shell company.
If Samsung/TSMC find Intel doing something shady, a sue will fall on them. AMD already did it in the past, and they won.