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Is it possible that Pat decided to have the same CPU made by TMSC and by Intel to let two team compete?
It will cost a lot more for sure but those money is worth it for Intel to motivate internally for long term competitiveness.
But engineer salaries cost have very little impact to Fab's competitiveness. UMC engineers probably only get 70% of TSMC engineers but gives UMC no advantage.
In my opinion, cost difference came from so many different small factors which ultimately makes huge cost difference.
US cities are design based on car commute. Lack of subway make it hard to implement train transportation.
For example, a high speed train from LA to Vegas will be perfect only if both cities have nice and complete subway systems.
This is so obvious. If Korea companies don't blame US government, they will get punished in a certain way in China.
So many little tricks CCP can make your operation in trouble. Image a sudden more frequent safety inspections to your fab. Your importing machines and raw material stuck in the...
I know what you mean but Asian consider those as benefit. Also medicare, in Taiwan we don't need to see family doctor first.
Sometime while working, I don't even need to take a day off to see a doctor. I just tell my boss that I will go to a clinic and comeback 1-2 hrs later.
I believe TSMC...
Labor cost is around 15% only.
TSMC engineer compensation is very close to Intel R&D.
The direct labor in TSMC get $25K-$35K in Taiwan (including bonus) which should be around 50% of Intel direct labor.
TSMC just approved average US$61,921 performance-based bonuses to the company's employees...
Below is my understanding. Not necessary correct.
This is for TSMC Arizona company capital. TSMC board approved $3.5B in 2020 and now approved another $3.5B in 2023. So total TSMC Arizona company capital will be $7B. But it's company capital. (Equity). TSMC Arizona can spend more by leveraging...
One more question. Mercedes partnered with nVidia and later Qualcomm.
Mercedes also trying to do chips. Are Mercedes just co work with nvidia and Qcom or trying to do self driving chips along in the long run?