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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, @03:50AM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @03:50AM (#1143421)

    I will never buy products from:

    VW
    Mitsbishi
    Krupp
    AT&T

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @05:02AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @05:02AM (#1143437)

    Relevance?

  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @07:11AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @07:11AM (#1143457)

    Krupp

    Quick question: How do you plan to install your next escalator? [Asking for a friend who wants to follow your wise philosophy.]

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @07:33AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @07:33AM (#1143462)

      Why you call Kone of course.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @12:57PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @12:57PM (#1143502)

      You must be European. In America, we use Otis elevators. I got in a Krupp once, and it started malfunctioning like it was going to entomb everyone.

      Maybe his beef with Krupp is not elevators, but their centuries long history of being arms suppliers. Don't know.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @01:16PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @01:16PM (#1143507)

        Otis makes escalators, too.