Taiwanese chip maker TSMC said it expected to delay production at the second of two semiconductor plants it is building in Arizona, the latest setback for a $40 billion project at the core of Washington’s effort to rebuild U.S. chip manufacturing. The second factory had been scheduled to begin production of 3-nanometer chips in 2026. TSMC Chairman Mark Liu revised that schedule saying that while construction continues, TSMC now is looking at 2027 or 2028 as the timeline for volume production. He also said the specific chip type wasn’t yet determined. Customer demand and government incentives will play a role in deciding whether the second factory makes 3-nanometer chips, he said. The nanometer figure reflects the size of transistors that can be packed onto a chip, with a lower figure designating more advanced technology. Chips labeled 3-nanometer would be among the most advanced manufactured today.
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- January 18, 2024
Gen Z’ers – particularly those born since 2000 – are less likely to support free speech rights for three groups with controversial views than Boomers and Gen X’ers. Support of free speech rights for all four viewpoints steadily increased from the Greatest Generation (born 1900-1924) to the Silent Generation (1925-1945) to the Boomers. It then fell for racists but continued an upward trajectory for communists and militarists. Among Silents, Boomers, and Gen X’ers, liberals -- not conservatives – were more likely to support free speech rights for racists. Then, beginning with Millennials and accelerating for Gen Z, the lines cross, with liberals becoming much less supportive of free speech rights for racists. Boomer and Silent liberals involved in the free speech movement at UC Berkeley in the 1960s fought for more free speech. Their Gen Z liberal grandchildren are fighting for less.