chip shortage

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Congress Kicks Off Final Negotiations on Supply Chain, Semiconductor Bill

Cantwell Sen. Maria Cantwell, tasked with organizing the final bill, at a past hearing. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Bloomberg News)

Congressional policymakers formally kicked off negotiations on comprehensive legislation meant to facilitate domestic production of semiconductors and improve the movement of freight at ports.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2022

Raimondo Urges Congressional Passage of Semiconductor Bill

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo "If we don’t act quickly with USICA, they’ll build elsewhere. If we do act quickly, they’ll build here," Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says. (Senate Commerce Subcommittee)

Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo pressed senators April 27 to finalize legislation meant to boost domestic manufacturing of semiconductors.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 27, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Microsoft’s, Chipmakers’ Bottom Lines Hit by Xi’s Lockdowns

Microsoft Signage outside the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Companies from Microsoft Corp. to Texas Instruments Inc. that long benefited from supply chains that run through China now are paying a price for the country’s sweeping lockdowns that have confined millions to their homes.

Debby Wu and Betty Hou | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Congress Seeks Compromise to Boost Computer Chip Industry

computer chip A 300-millimeter wafer used for semiconductor research. (Olivier Matthys/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of dollars from the federal government.

Kevin Freking | Associated Press
April 18, 2022
Government, Equipment

Congressional Leaders to Finalize Semiconductor, Supply Chain Bill

Intel CEO :Pat Gelsinger Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is shown during groundbreaking on two chip factories at the company's Ocotillo campus in Chandler, Ariz., in September 2021. (Intel Corp.)

WASHINGTON — Legislation meant to boost domestic manufacturing of semiconductors and alleviate supply chain bottlenecks at the ports appears to be headed toward completion on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2022
Business, Technology

Wait Times for Chips Grow Modestly in March

Graphic showing chip delivery time lag

The wait times for semiconductor deliveries rose slightly in March, reaching a new high, after lockdowns in China and an earthquake in Japan further hampered supply.

Ian King | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Congressional Negotiations Ramp Up on Supply Chain, Semiconductor Package

Pat Gelsinger "Polls consistently show Americans understand the importance of the chip-making industry to the U.S. economy and national security," Intel Corp. CEO Pat Gelsinger says. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Recent passage in the U.S. Senate of comprehensive legislation aimed at boosting domestic manufacturing of semiconductors is helping to set in motion formal negotiations with House lawmakers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Stakeholders Urge Congress to Pass CHIPS Act

Panelists testify in support of CHIPS Act before the Senate Commerce Committee Left to right: Pat Gelsinger of Intel, Sanjay Mehrotra of Micron Technology Inc. and Tim Archer of Lam Research Corp. (

The chief executives of some of the largest U.S. chip manufacturing companies urged Congress to pass legislation that includes $52 billion in incentives for their industry, calling it “essential” to maintaining competitiveness with China and other countries.

Daniel Flatley | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Intel Outlines Plans Amid Global Chip Race


Magdeburg in the former East Germany is famous for its towering Gothic cathedral, and not a lot else. It’s now about to play a key role in U.S. and European efforts to tilt the global balance of power.

March 16, 2022
Business, Technology

Intel Plans $88 Billion Chipmaking Expansion in Europe

Intel logo The logo of semiconductor chip maker Intel. (Christophe Ena/Bloomberg News)

LONDON — U.S. chipmaker Intel unveiled plans on March 15 to invest up to $88 billion across Europe as part of an ambitious expansion aimed at evening out imbalances in the global semiconductor industry that have led to big chip shortages.

Kelvin Chan | Associated Press
March 15, 2022