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Semiconductors

Xi's Visit Highlights U.S. and Chinese Expectations in the Semiconductor Industry

East-West Center | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
East-West Center

One area of particular interest to U.S. industry is China's new push in semiconductor design and fabrication. Since 2005, China has become the largest and fastest growing semiconductor market in the world, and by far the most important market for U.S. semiconductor firms.

Study: China's New Semiconductor Strategy Seeks to Exploit Tailwinds from Markets and Technology

East-West Center | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
East-West Center

HONOLULU (Nov. 9, 2014) -- When it comes to U.S.-China trade, semiconductors are a big deal. The chips that power virtually all modern electronics are...

America's Disappearing Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business

After the Great Recession, which cost millions of Americans their jobs, the U.S. labor market has begun to heal. So far this year the United States ha...

The Evolving Definition of the Technology Career

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Tech workers continue to find themselves having to reinvent their skill sets to meet the changing needs of technology.

Obama's Emerging Network of Little Silicon Valleys -- For Manufacturing

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Obama is right to push for these hubs, little spokes of scientific activity that are developing critical technologies -- because we'll surely need them, as well as more people who understand them.

The Biggest Little Industry You've Never Heard of Turns Fifty

Penny Herscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Penny Herscher

You use chips in your car, in your phone, in your TV, in your fridge, when you play a video game, when you text, Skype or blog, in the bar code reader at the grocery checkout, when you take a photo, as your luggage is routed through an airport -- any time you use electronics today you are using chips.

Job Creation Depends Upon Business And Government Cooperation

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.24.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

From the crude characterizations echoing from the campaign trail, it often seems as if American business and government are confined to separate and h...

Paradoxical Laser Finding Could Fuel Computer Revolution

Posted 01.23.2012 | Science

Here's a hot tip: scientists at Denmark's Niels Bohr Institute have figured out a cool new way to lower the temperature of hot semiconductors. In ...

The Google Doodle: A Tribute to Bob Noyce

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 02.11.2012 | Technology
Dr. Philip Neches

Google celebrated the 84th birthday of Robert Norton "Bob" Noyce with a "doodle" depicting Google's name in the middle of a microchip. Noyce invented the integrated circuit shortly after founding Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957. The rest, as they say, is history.

Japan's Government Needs to Move Quickly

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.03.2011 | Business
Daniel Wagner

No one can truly know the economic impact of Japan's earthquake because the world has never experienced such a severe natural disaster in an economy so critical to the global supply chain.

Amy Lee

Stalled Japanese Car Production Ripples Through Global Auto Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As Japanese automakers recover from damages sustained in the earthquake and tsunami, effects of the stalls in production have already begun to spread ...

Half Trade Policy

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

We need to redouble our efforts now. We are falling way behind in manufacturing. An export strategy or a green jobs strategy is at best a half policy.

The Sun Also Sets

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Today, many Americans worry about China dominating the world economy and thus world affairs. It is hard to go through a shopping mall without finding "Made in China" labels on every shelf.