TSMC Arizona Fab Plans Increasing by 3 to 6 Times

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) is planning to build several more chipmaking factories in the U.S. state of Arizona beyond the one currently planned. In May 2020, TSMC announced they would build a $12 billion factory in Arizona. This was a win for the Trump administration to bring global tech supply chains back from …

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TSMC Pushing to 2 Nanometers While Intel is at 10 nm and China at 14 nm in Low Volume

TSMC evolutionary N4 process will enter risk production later in 2021 and will be used for mass production in 2022. 80% of TSMC’s $30 billion capital budget this year will be spent on expanding capacities for advanced technologies, such as 3nm, 4nm/5nm, and 6nm/7nm. N5 capacity will increase to 110,000 to 120,000 wafers per month. …

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China Copy of SpaceX Super Heavy Starship is in Video and Powerpoint

SpaceX presented a version of a fully reusable two-stage Super Heavy rocket in 2016. It was the Interplanetary Transport System. China has now presented a video of a fully reusable two-stage super-heavy rocket. China’s video is more cartoonlike. China will have to upgrade its rendering for a more photorealistic video. You can compare the videos. …

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China’s Navy Outnumbers US Navy

The 2020 US Department of Defense reports that China’s Navy has more vessels than the US Navy. The PRC has the largest navy in the world, with an overall battle force of approximately 350 ships and submarines including over 130 major surface combatants. In comparison, the U.S. Navy’s battle force is approximately 293 ships as …

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China Population Dropping

There is speculation that China’s 2020 census could report a population that is already in decline. China reported an estimated population of over 1.4 billion in 2018. China’s population was previously not expected to peak until 2024-2030. In February, 2021, China’s National Health Commission proposed fully lifting the family planning policy firstly in Northeast China. …

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China Population 2020 Count Will Likely Be Low

The China State controlled media seems to be preparing people for low 2020 population census. China’s National Bureau of Statistics says it will publish some preliminary data from the once-in-a-decade population census conducted at the end of last year in April, including population and birth figures for 2020. Worries about China’s population outlook have grown …

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Low Fertility Trap

In 2020, the number of expected babies per South Korean woman fell to 0.84 in 2020 which is down from the previous record low of 0.92 in 2019. The capital city Seoul has almost 20% of the population of South Korea. Seoul had the lowest birth rate of 0.64. The TFR (total Fertility rate) represents …

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