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Sgt Commander, Dav Chapter #90
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I bet if we look a little deeper, we will find that most of the semiconductors, chips and PCs regardless of brand, come from China as a result of US Companies moving production to China and giving them the technology to do so... Just a thought...
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Worked in semi for years in Silicon Valley. Although maintaining a marginal presence in the Valley, most of the U.S. players have gone out of state and offshore, also FAB-less and to foundries which = code speak for offshore. As for theft, I mean technology transfer (sic), the Valley has been a target since day one. The at the time the CCCP and East Bloc had a field day playing pick pocket in SV and more recently the PRC (and others) has been making them look like amateurs.



https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-us-china-trade-war-ip-theft-20190221-story.html
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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CPT (Join to see) - Sgt (Join to see) Also the Materials (HAZMAT) Involved? Risks Involved? in the Production Process. I Know the Local Producer here in the KC Metro had Several Minor Fires and the Landlord had enough of that Crap. I wasn't particularly fond of going under pipes Labeled Cyanide and seeing LOX and Other Volatile Materials they used in My Patrols.
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel - Lots of interesting *ingredients* required to make computer chips to include a laundry list of chemicals such as sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydroflouric acid and other items requiring engineering controls, permits, PPE (up to and including Level A protective suits) along with leak detection and alarms. Toxic Gases notwithstanding. And —> silane gas (ignites when it comes in contact w/air). Long story short, it costs a fortune to —safely— make chips.
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SP5 Frank Hartless
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It may be that with so many people building systems for crypto currency mining is contributing to this situation. It takes some serious horse power to be a successful crypto miners.
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And —-> the jingle
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