Accela | July 16, 2020
Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for government, today announced a growing number of cities and counties are leveraging its highly configurable SaaS solutions to rapidly adapt to the evolving needs of the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Baltimore County, Maryland; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Rochester, Minnesota are among the jurisdictions leveraging Accela's robust and flexible platform to keep critical government services running remotely -- both for citizens and employees, safely allow nonessential businesses to resume operations, and protect their communities during the next phase of the pandemic response and beyond.
CNBC | April 24, 2020
Investment in the fast-growing space industry was booming well into the first quarter of 2020 but private capital has largely frozen as the coronavirus pandemic strikes the U.S., leading both civil and military agencies to step up funding for corporate partners. “We kicked into high gear as soon as it was apparent a lot of companies were not going to be able to conduct business as usual due to distancing requirements,” Mike Read, International Space Station business and economic development manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, told CNBC.
Intel | May 11, 2020
The Trump administration’s discussions with chipmakers were reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal, with the report adding that TSMC also has been talking with Apple Inc.
Intel is well positioned to work with the U.S. government to operate a U.S.-owned commercial foundry.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), on the other hand, has been in talks with the U.S. Department of Commerce about building.
The Trump administration is in talks with semiconductor companies about building chip factories in the United States, representatives from two chipmakers said on Sunday.
Intel Corp (INTC.O) is in discussions with the United States Department of Defense over improving domestic sources for microelectronics and related technology,
Intel spokesman William Moss.
“Intel is well positioned to work with the U.S. government to operate a U.S.-owned commercial foundry and supply a broad range of secure microelectronics”, the statement added.
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) (2330.TW), on the other hand, has been in talks with the U.S. Department of Commerce about building a U.S. factory but said it has not made a final decision yet.
We are actively evaluating all the suitable locations, including in the U.S., but there is no concrete plan yet,
TSMC spokeswoman Nina Kao.
Intel Chief Executive Bob Swan wrote a letter to the Department of Defense in late March in which he expressed the company’s willingness to build a foundry - a term used in the industry to reference a chip factory - in partnership with the Pentagon.
“This is more important than ever, given the uncertainty created by the current geopolitical environment”, Swan wrote in the letter dated March 30 and seen by Reuters on Sunday.
It comes amid increasing diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and China during the coronavirus outbreak, with both sides trading barbs over who is to blame for the spread of the disease after already being involved in trade tensions for almost two years.
“We currently think it is in the best interest of the United States and of Intel to explore how Intel could operate a commercial U.S. foundry to supply a broad range of microelectronics,” the letter from the Intel CEO added.
The Trump administration’s discussions with chipmakers were reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal, with the report adding that TSMC also has been talking with Apple Inc (AAPL.O), one of its largest customers, about building a chip factory in the United States.
TSMC declined to comment on the talks with the iPhone maker.
The Journal had also reported that U.S. officials are looking at helping South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS), which has a chip factory in Austin, Texas, to expand its contract-manufacturing operations in the United States. A Samsung spokeswoman in Seoul declined to comment on Monday.
The U.S. Commerce Department and Apple did not respond to requests for comment on Sunday.
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