The Covid-19 pandemic induced a global shortage of computer chips, and the shortfall has raised subsequent questions about American manufacturing ability and how it affects the nation’s security.
Intel Corp.’s self-driving car technology unit released a 40-minute unedited video Tuesday of a vehicle successfully navigating busy New York City streets. Mobileye, the business unit creating this technology, is now testing its vehicles in New York, including Manhattan.
Ambature, Inc., a privately held company that designs superconducting quantum materials and devices, announced test results using a new form of high-temperature superconducting material. Ambature’s technology enables an extremely fast and energy-efficient computer processor and one of the best sensors in the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The opportunities to impact a number of industry verticals with this technology are far reaching.
The recent news that Intel is adding two semiconductor manufacturing facilities to its Ocotillo campus in Chandler was nothing short of spectacular: an expansion valued at $20 billion that will create more than 3,000 permanent high-wage positions, approximately 3,000 construction jobs and about 15,000 jobs indirectly when the project is completed. The announcement may have prompted some outsiders to do a double-take and ask, “Why Arizona?” I say, why not Arizona?