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UK, Canada Sign New Agreements to Promote Joint R&D Efforts on AI

The United Kingdom and Canada have struck new agreements to jointly conduct research and development on artificial intelligence and other technologies.  Michelle Donelan, U.K. technology secretary, and Francois-Phillippe Champagne, Canada’s minister for innovation, science and industry, signed a dual set of agreements in Ottawa on Wednesday.  The agreement follows a larger partnership on science and...

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Intel Wins $3.2B Incentives for $25B Israeli Chip Factory

The Israeli government is providing a $3.2 billion incentive for Intel’s new $25 billion chip factory in Kiryat Gat, southern Israel, where the company already has a chip-making facility. According to a statement, Intel’s Israeli plant expansion is an important element in its effort to promote “a more resilient global supply chain,” which also includes manufacturing investments...

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US Looks to Indonesia to Bolster Global Semiconductor Supply Chain

The United States government is partnering with Indonesia to explore opportunities to diversify the global semiconductor supply chain.  On Monday, President Joe Biden met with his Indonesian counterpart, Joko Widodo, in Washington for the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. During the meeting, the two government heads committed to cooperating on the development of the semiconductor industry...

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US Lifts Hurdles on South Korean Chip Manufacturing in China

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on Friday that the Bureau of Industry and Security is updating the authorizations of South Korean chip manufacturers Samsung and SK hynix’s factories in China under the Validated End-Users program. The update will enable their Chinese plants to obtain chip equipment through a general authorization instead of individual export...

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US Must Share The Load With Trusted Partners to Protect Critical Technologies

The United States needs to establish a multilateral supply chain and customs agreement to stop bad actors or countries of concern from accessing critical technologies such as semiconductor chips, according to Nicholas Henderson, a research associate at the U.S. Naval War College. Henderson, who specializes in Chinese international economic policy, wrote in a post on...

AMD Unveils Plan to Offer Export Control-Compliant AI Chip to China
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AMD Unveils Plan to Offer Export Control-Compliant AI Chip to China

Advanced Micro Devices is considering developing an artificial intelligence chip that it can deliver to Chinese customers without violating U.S. export regulations. In October 2022, the United States introduced wide-ranging export controls against Beijing, including semiconductors built using American tools and those designed for AI applications. AMD sees its new MI300 accelerator chip for training...

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