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Tesla Countersues California Agency That Filed Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

September 22, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Tesla Inc. TSLA -4.06%▼ has countersued the California agency that filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the company, alleging that the government organization violated state law in bringing about the suit. The electric-vehicle maker, in the suit filed Thursday in […]


Regulations

Remember: It’s Not Industrial Policy Without Trade Enforcement

September 21, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

There’s been a lot done this Congress to build the foundation of a widespread U.S. industrial policy. Here’s how it shakes out: You’ve got your Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that passed last year and established a market for manufactured goods via […]


Regulations

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Has Another Opportunity to Strengthen Buy American

August 24, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

New York long has been a leader when it comes to Buy American policy, and now the Empire State has another big opportunity to support local workers, manufacturers, and communities. The state legislature recently passed the Buy American Salt Act, […]


Regulations

Montana Becomes First State to Give Broad Regulatory Approval for 3D Printing in Construction

August 17, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Building code regulators at the state level in Montana made history as the first to approve 3D-printed walls as an equal replacement for walls made with concrete masonry units (CMUs), or a standard cored concrete block. The approval was granted […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Oil Giants Must Face Climate-Liability Suits in States, Appeals Court Rules

August 17, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

A federal appeals court ruled that lawsuits by Delaware and Hoboken, N.J., seeking compensation from oil companies for the impacts of climate change should be decided in state, not federal courts. The decision Wednesday is the latest procedural victory by […]


Logistics, Process, Regulations

US may ban export of GAA EDA to China

August 10, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

US President Joe Biden is said to have OK’d the ban which is with the Office of Management and Budget while details are completed. Suppliers of the software include Cadence, Synopsys and Siemens. Already the US has banned sales of […]


Regulations

Biden to Sign $280 Billion CHIPS Act in Bid to Boost US Over China

August 9, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden signed a $280 billion bipartisan bill Aug. 9 to boost domestic high-tech manufacturing, part of his administration’s push to boost U.S. competitiveness over China. The Rose Garden ceremony included lawmakers, union officials, local politicians and business leaders, […]


Regulations

US may limit China NAND producers to 128-layers

August 2, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The US has already decreed in the Chips Act that companies taking money under the Act cannot make chips in China more advanced than 28nm for the next ten years – a provision which will affect both TSMC and Intel. […]


Regulations

China Investigates Chip Execs For Failures

August 1, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The three men are: the former Minister of Industry and Information Technology – Xiao Yaqing – the head of the National Integrated Circuit Fund (often called the ‘Big Fund’) Ding Wenwu – and the former chairman of Tsinghua Unigroup – […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

As Senate passes $280 billion measure to bolster U.S. chip production, medtech industry applauds

July 27, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

The U.S. medical device industry hailed the Senate vote today to appropriate $280 billion over several years to increase domestic production of computer chips, including a special fund to ensure the production of older generation chips used in many medical […]


Regulations

Biden pushes for Chips Act

July 26, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

“Congress must pass this bill as soon as possible,” said Biden “there is an economic imperative. This bill is going to supercharge efforts to make semiconductors.” The bill puts up $52 billion in subsidies for U.S. semiconductor production, and a […]


Regulations

Semiconductor Bill Expected to Move Next Week

July 22, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Word around the campfire is the U.S. Senate will advance legislation next week that will support the domestic manufacture of the semiconductor chips we’ve all heard so much about in the past year. It’s a good idea and a big […]


Design & Planning, Process, Regulations

US Design Companies Drop Objections To Chips Act

July 19, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Which is why the US Chips Act may get passed this week. Maybe even today. Up to now, non-manufacturing chip design companies have been playing silly buggers with the Chips Act asking for hand-outs when the whole purpose of the […]


Regulations

SpaceX Wins OK to Connect Planes, Boats and Other Vehicles to Internet Service

June 30, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Federal authorities gave SpaceX permission to link a range of vehicles to its satellite-internet service, a win for the company as it seeks to broaden its customer base. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday allowed the Elon Musk-led company to […]


Regulations

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu Signs Buy America Legislation

June 28, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Nicely done, New Hampshire. Gov. Chris Sununu (R) stopped by Capone Iron Corporation in North Woods, N.H., on Monday to officially sign HB 1503, bipartisan legislation that gives priority to American-made steel in taxpayer-funded construction projects. This new Buy America […]


Regulations

Intel warns Congress about Chips Act

June 24, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

“We’re going slow and small or we’re going to go big and bold based on the Chips Act,” Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger (pictured) told Bloomberg, “we’re committed to go build two fabs there. I don’t want a two-fab site there. […]


Regulations

AAM Urges Biden Administration to Extend the Section 301 Tariffs

June 16, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The Biden administration, faced with an inflation rate that hasn’t been this high in years, is considering cutting the Section 301 import tariffs on goods from China. That might ease inflation, some White House advisers say. They’re in a tight […]


Logistics, Process, Regulations

U.S.-China Commission Examines Critical Vulnerability in the Global Supply Chain: China

June 10, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Witnesses testified to the threat of China’s supply chain dominance before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Thursday, highlighting the need to bolster domestic manufacturing. The commission’s investigation comes as the global supply chain has been buffeted by the […]


Regulations

Administration Officials Tout Future of Electric Vehicles

June 10, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A new taskforce to help shape federal policy and guidance for states on electric vehicle charging networks was touted by DOT and DOE leaders as they promoted President Joe Biden’s clean energy plans. The administration rolled out the red carpet […]


Regulations

Union Leaders to President Biden: Don’t Cut the China Tariffs

June 8, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Earlier this week Axios reported on a letter sent to the United States Trade Representative by a bunch of labor union leaders, with a simple message: The Biden administration shouldn’t cut tariffs on China. This is a story that’s bubbling […]