To: Elliott Jackalope
Rebuilding a wafer fab can't possibly cost more than fighting an all-out war over Taiwan.
posted on 10/08/2003 12:00:03 PM PDT
(the supposed Kr)
Perhaps, but realize we are not talking about rebuilding a single wafer, we are talking about rebuilding multiple foundries, each major production line representing multiple billions of dollars, multipled by dozens of lines. The bigger expense is in the number of silicon parts that won't be available for the world economy. Most everything made nowadays that plugs into a wall or has a motor has silicon chips in it. The multiplier effect would be huge, to say the least.
posted on 10/08/2003 12:03:41 PM PDT
by Elliott Jackalope
(We send our kids to Iraq to fight for them, and they send our jobs to India. Now THAT'S gratitude!)
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