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posted by martyb on Wednesday June 09, @03:23AM   Printer-friendly
from the chips-und-wafer dept.

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/07/bosch-opens-1-2-billion-chip-plant-in-germany/

Bosch, one of the worlds largest engineering companies, is trying to cash in on the global chip shortage by starting production in Germany, even though it's apparently mostly a wafer plant and they are sending those to Asia for packaging and assembly.

A large chunk of it is probably for their own needs as they make everything from power tools to medical equipment.

But why not just do the assembly in Germany to? This shipping things back and forth — isn't this one of the points of failure that has been experienced during COVID-19?


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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @03:48AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @03:48AM (#1143420)

    Shoes want to save money. That's all there is to it. There are no fucking reasons why packaging and assembly should not occur in the same plant as the wafer manufacture; and there are no fucking reasons other than Shoes losing money why wafer manufacture cannot happen domestically. Hell, ASML is a Dutch company.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @07:20AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @07:20AM (#1143458)

    "There are only two things I can't stand in this world: People who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and the Dutch."
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