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AFTER TAIWAN’S CHIP INDUSTRY, TEXAS…

This important story was found and passed along by D.P. with our thanks, because if you're watching Texas as I've been for the past few years, it would appear that the state is "taking steps" of a very practical nature should it ever have to "go it alone."  We know, for example, that it has established a state bullion depository, and more recently its governor has tried to woo the Nasdaq data center from New York to Dallas, a move tantamount to moving the Nasdaq exchange itself. And even more recently, the very same governor has decided to complete former President Trump's border wall, at least in Texas, and is one of many governors contesting the Brandonenko regime's mask mandates.

Now, having the Nasdaq data center in Dallas would be handy, especially if this happens:

Texas wins contest to host Samsung’s new $17bn chip plant

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said on Wednesday it had picked Taylor, Texas as the location for a new $17 billion plant to make advanced chips for functions such as mobile, 5G, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.

The plant would create 2,000 high-tech jobs with construction to begin in the first half of next year, and production due to start in the second half of 2024, the South Korean tech giant said. It would also create at least 6,500 construction jobs, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said.

The world’s biggest memory chipmaker and second-largest contract chip manufacturer had also considered sites in Arizona and New York for the plant, which will be much bigger than its only other US chip plant in Austin, Texas.

The company said it chose Texas based on factors such as infrastructure stability, government support and proximity to its existing plant.
Samsung is joining rivals TSMC and Intel in the race to expand chip contract manufacturing in the United States, where the sector is seen as an area of strategic competition with China.

Nor are the indicators that this will be a typical plant, but rather, one with an ultra-high tech focus:

Samsung has not specified what the new plant will make beyond advanced logic chips which can be used to power mobile devices and autonomous vehicles.
Analysts said it would likely make cutting-edge chips of 5-nanometers or less, using machines made by the Netherland’s ASML, for large clients like Qualcomm. Such chips can handle more data per area than the 14- and 28-nanometer chips Samsung’s existing US plant in Austin mainly makes.

But there's something very peculiar in this article that caught my eye and that fueled much after-midnight musing on some high octane speculation. What caught my eye was this:

Senator Cornyn on Tuesday called on the Biden administration to invest more money to attract chip manufacturers to the United States, calling it a “national security imperative.”

“If China continues to saber-rattle, the majority of the world could be at their mercy when it comes to the supply of critical semiconductors,” Cornyn said.
Samsung’s Kim thanked the Biden administration for “creating an environment that supports companies like Samsung as we work to expand leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing in the US“

“We also thank the administration and Congress for their bipartisan support to swiftly enact federal incentives for domestic chip production and innovation.”

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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee met White House officials as well as leaders of companies including Alphabet’s Google, Amazon and Microsoft during a trip to the United States last week.

In other words, there was apparently quite a bit of lobbying and deal-making being conducted in the background of a "bi-partisan" nature. There's nothing unusual about the national security issue, nor that elements of both political parties would want to see a regulatory and tax climate conducive to wooing chip-making corporations and industries to this country. Nor is there anything unusual about such wooing going on at all levels, from local on up to federal. Indeed, then I see the words 'bi-partisan" I tend to think of everyone agreeing that everyone else gets the usual kickbacks and other "incentives" for making the deal happen, and all agree to look away when a little bit of insider trading enriches the politicians who made it happen. Face it, they're not getting rich on their salaries.  But again, that does not surprise me.

What does surprise me is that it occurs at a time when so much else in domestic national politics is breaking down, and at a time when the location of the plant would seem counter-intuitive. What do I mean by that? Well, here comes the high octane speculation. Looked at a certain way, it looks increasingly like Texas is laying the strategic foundation to indeed "go its own way"; bullion depositories can easily become part of an independent currency infrastructure and clearing mechanism; Nasdaq data centers can quickly become the infrastructure for securities trading (and let's not forget, when that story was announced it was accompanied by the statement that  Governor Abbot was trying to woo "other" markets, i.e., exchanges, to Texas); and already Texas is the location for several private space companies. Add in a sophisticated chip-making facility for things like 5G, AI and so on, and Texas becomes  an important center for "the internet of things".  Add to this the wall and the general opposition within that state to the plans of Mr. Globaloney most recently exemplified by the opposition to the planscamdemic and the federal overreach and one has an interesting set of dots to connect. Barring the possibility that all of this is a smokescreen and that Mr. Globaloney may not only be "resetting" but "reshoring" to Texas in anticipation of a "crack up", and it's an interesting picture. It's either that, or perhaps Mr. Globaloney is hedging his bets just in case of a crackup, or perhaps there are other unseen players driving a crack up.

In any case, it's the pattern here that intrigues me, because it sure does look like there is someone in that state coordinating policy initiatives designed to put the state in the driver's seat, and the federal government can huff and puff all it wishes.

This really is a case of you tell me...

See you on the flip side...

41 thoughts on “AFTER TAIWAN’S CHIP INDUSTRY, TEXAS…”

  1. While reading this post, I am thinking about: what are we really doing here? 🙂
    I correlate this post to a post I just read about the Starlink program: we’ll have soon over 30’000 satellites flying over our heads, with over 500 terabytes of bandwidth.
    I was reflecting upon this: are we creating a king of “psychic Faraday cage” around Earth?
    If this is really happening, what are we trying to prevent? Our spirits for travelling “out” or “others” for contacting us? Of course, the psychic geometry doesn’t corresponds to the usual 3D model with “in and out”, or “here and there”; nevertheless, there are some consequences (on the psychic perception among others) when creating a huge grid of satellites and electromagnetic transmissions around the Earth.
    The most trivial speculation would be that we simply prepare the ground for a giant “metaverse”, hence the need for huge bandwidth. But even metaphorically, it has the same meaning as a psychic Farday cage.

  2. We the People DO NOT WANT internet of things/internet of bodies and AI. That is MR. GLOBALONEY and the agenda of total slavery! Samsung and its technocratic crap is an existential threat to humanity!

  3. I don’t see this as a positive thing for the continuity of Texas and its civil liberties. These moves are only moving the power players who have been secretly endorsing totalitarian technocratic lock downs to slither into a position of more control or influence over the local Texan communities. Now if Texas made it very clear that any corporation that operates within its borders must adopt the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights within their corporate charters then it would be less of a threat to the people. I have noticed an enormous amount of corporate double talk exploiting the freedoms of red states while the same corporation assists Mr. Global in continuing the COVIDIAN lie of mandate enslavement tactics in the blue states.

    1. This is definitely a risk, especially if these corporations get too much influence over politics in the state…

    2. Ding! Ding! Ding! here is your answer to whether this “positions” Texas for Independence!

      “I don’t see this as a positive thing for the continuity of Texas and its civil liberties. These moves are only moving the power players who have been secretly endorsing totalitarian technocratic lock downs to slither into a position of more control or influence over the local Texan communities.”

      Not to mention if there ever was a crackup of the Union of 50 states, there would have to be some fast maneuvering for states to create an alternative Union for mutual defense! Because you could expect that countries like Mexico and others would be waiting to “pick the bones” of the separate pieces of the disunited states! So to me it is very naive thinking to say that Texas is going to be well positioned to become an independent Country/State!

  4. It’s important to remember that “Mr globaloney’s” power comes from all of us aquiecenting to his machinations. We can individually take back that power to change the game.

    1. In one’s view, it doesn’t seem so much a matter of ‘acquiescencia’ by the people following the inertia of certain political manipulators but rather that the people are just beginning to realize that these fewer characters are not ten feet tall after all and that through subterfuge and lies have been taking advantage of hardworking people’s globally. They stand to lose a great deal they thought they had neatly wrapped up to their liking with their cash flows. They even believe they’re un-touchable.

  5. Somebody, inside and/or outside the state, is definitely trying to prepare Texas for something. It remains a mystery to me who’s behind it and exactly what the goals are. It could be another case of “coalescence of interests.” ​Regardless, if there is a crackup of the U.S., the more high-tech manufacturing and other infrastructure Texas has within its borders, the better, I would think.

  6. This looks like the breakup of the Roman State the USA has outlived its usefulness to its masters. And like its Western European chefdomships will be Balkanize and plunged into tribal wars. But what can you expect from the descendants of the Germanic invaders who destroyed first the Western then the Eastern Roman State.

    1. As we sometimes say in the lands east of Elbe river, when Europe was being collectively baptized in early medieval times, the baptism of Germany didn’t latch onto 😉

  7. A strategic move, to be sure, to strategically remove that infiltration of steal, replicate, and replace mentality of the Party of the east by going west and others aligned.

    There’s a lot of money (if it’s worth anything by then) still sloshing around from previously lost accounting tallies. Bet the supercomputers have been busy calculating probable outcomes in the private sector. The state of Texas isn’t the only player in the region of resources.

  8. The Elephant Underground

    “Add in a sophisticated chip-making facility for things like 5G, AI and so on, and Texas becomes an important center for “the internet of things”. ” So Elana Freeland’s new book is out— get ready… it’s a humdinger! Texas can have all the 5G, AI and Internet of Things they want as they are clearly the building blocks of Transhumanism 2.0.

  9. Texas Instruments is headquartered in Dallas. I’m not an astute student of chip manufacturers. Seems like TI would be an important asset in Texas. I don’t know whether manufacturing facilities are generic or whether the most advanced products require significantly more advanced manufacturing infrastructure. Seems like a smart move to incentivize TI. Perhaps they could license intellectual property from other chip makers to diversify the overall hardware capabilities in Texes. It would be helpful to find pathways for expansion which are not tied to Federal Governments oversight. (I guess I’m being very naive here.)

    As far as who is promoting this deal and who may be against it . . . it is always good to remember that as Joseph and Catherine remind us, we’re in a multi-player game, not a 2-player game. And, then there is hedging . . .

    1. There’s a lot of high price capital investments taking place such that it’s hard to keep up without being in the loop at their tables in those board rooms. Items that take several years to manifest big with big money investments NOW. Very little talk about them, too. Like Texas Instruments Inc., with their $30 Billion. TI still makes quality products and is straight forward going forward.

  10. Robert Barricklow

    Looking at the chip makers’ industry they’re are 3 to 4 major players.
    China is not yet one on them[at least acknowledged player].
    But China is in the enviable catbird’s seat; because, as legend has it – Deng Xiaoping once said, “There is oil in the Middle East, but there are rare earths in China”.
    The fact is; there are rare-earth metals in other places, but China became the low-cost supplier – pushing everyone else out of the market.
    As of 2019, China owns an estimated 90 to 95 percent of the supply of these metals. This gives them the ability to stop electronics manufacturing anywhere in the world[Or, do what Amazon does to contrary authors, and price their works so high; that cost prohibits purchase].
    China’s also the number-one producer of cement, steel, and chemical fertilizer. You need a lot of concrete to build factories.

    But there is another question?
    It came up in the last vid-chat, where Dr. Farrell alluded to[high-octane speculation] a possible new cosmological presumption of a society; due to quantum computer technology. Specifically, its seven states of electrons w/no on/off switches.
    The question is when are these: breakaway civilization, eyes-only, computers going to be built on a near mass scale?
    Or, are they?

    Meanwhile, back here in the horse-and-buggy civilization, w/binary Samsung computer chips; Texas is becoming as close to a sovereign State, as any w/in the existing “independent” fifty-states that comprise the constitutional United States.
    There are so many factors; that the play has become an open systems one.
    Mr. Global Baloney is adept at closed systems; out of his realm in the open.

    What are these different faction’s goals?
    Are they all in agreement of using BCI technology?
    Is there a Cosmic Player?

    Right now, it looks like “they’re” letting the chips fall where they may;
    but are there some, w/an eye towards tight sovereign control?

    1. Hi Robert
      Here in Aus last year or two has been a big push to develop asap low cost rare earths deposits of which Australia has plenty . Both discovered and undiscovered . Aussies have been slow at many things but in mining we are the best in the world . Once this raw material gets supplied in our usual really big quantities our next challenge is to grow enough brains to refine it ie value add before we sell it. I think China has had it re it’s natural resources, cornering markets scam as regardless of low cost workers and zilch environmental controls it’s hard to beat highly mechanized smart diggers like us Aussies. In a few yrs we will be selling 90% of the world’s supply and no one will have to worry above wolf call politics just as long as your check clears lol. Ditto a reliable and hassle free trader with no hidden agenda. From a mate of you Yanks from Down Under. Just as an aside I’m annoyed at how the rest of the world has the memory of a cockroach in forgetting to the USA blood and treasure expended in WW2 and even Korea . Vietnam a little more controversial .
      Aussies remember the US in the Sth Pacific in 1942 and the US Marines / US Navy in Bismarck , Midway & Coral Seas many battles . We don’t forget . Ever.

      1. Robert Barricklow

        Australian Old,
        Good the hear Australia’s going to capitalize on the rare earth’s market.
        Watch out for China, Wall Street and the NWO.
        As their market manipulation is no longer an aberration;
        the market is the manipulation.

        As far as WWII goes, I’m reminded of what you wrote; but also, those storied rivers of Russian blood, that actually turned the tide of the war.

        As far as WW1; the wrong side won, concerning its economic model[IMO]. That economic model lead right into WW11, and on to now.

        Industrial capitalism is what works.
        Not the financial capitalism, that sold out to …
        China[which still manages to maintain an industrial capitalism model].

        https://doi.org/10.1177/04866134211011770

        Love Australia and her people!
        The current Australian government; is another matter.

        1. The coal ash heaps in the US are full of rare earth’s and precious metals. Enough rare earths to supply our needs perhaps but can’t compete with Chinese slave labor wages and cheap toxic waste dumping into the ocean. We have environmental regulations and a pesky Bill of Rights to keep us from being able to compete with China. But once we do away with all that we got plenty in our coal ash heaps for the Gulag Rightwing Prisoners to work.

  11. All the world is a stage and the political divide may just be theatre. China, while useful as a scapegoat, has proven unreliable as the next world super power actor. It goes off script and suffers delussions that it is the real thing and not just a hired actor playing the part for the real global money powers. Both parties are likely working together behind the scenes and if the US breaks up it is all just theatre. Covid may be training and prep for a coming global war where all weapons of mass destruction get deployed for a real population management scheme. While appearing chaotic this war might be highly scripted and certain places, populations and industries may be on the utter destruction block while others will be purposely left unscathed. Especially if 5G or above can speed up radioactive decay to stable isotopes.

    1. Yes and a bit like when Hitler purged all the non-essential people out of his society before the big war began. I also think there is a huge effort to decentralize the entire production of everything within the USA to either move from, or exclude several Yankee states that include New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Maine, Parts of California, Oregon, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Washington state. Texas will become the new capital state for the new Republic of the USA or Republic of Texas. All remains to be seen. Plus I do believe the breakaway civilizations (more than one) will show themselves soon and the offshoot of the National Socialists will be part of the equation (my speculation).

  12. Interesting how a landslide starts with just a few pebbles, or a few buckets of little silicon crystals.

    1. They have been waiting a long time to finish this war and they are going to finish it one way or the other. Just remember the Tesla towers for electricity creation and distribution are in Texas as well. Oil & Gas are dead and never coming back.

      1. Thing are definitely getting interesting with a move to sunbelt of all the business activities in US. E. Musk with Tesla and SpaceX also in Texas. These Tesla towers are one the most spooky things( Truthstream Media had a nice video on them on youtube) to watch over the flat horizon of Texas. My question is who owns them? Shrub family anyone? The problem with succession is no matter what and who else is moving to Texas, if the military bases are under the federal gov. nothing will change, unless a massive insubordination will happen or maybe the Oklahoma National Guard is testing that issue already?
        https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/11/17/vaccine-mandate-oklahoma-national-guard/

        1. Interesting point about the Oklahoma national guard… especially given Oklahoma’s proximity to Texas. Might someone (and perhaps someone in Texas) have chosen to run a “proof of concept” test in Oklahoma to see what happens when a state’s national guard refuses to implement illegal federal orders?

          1. Robert Barricklow

            The Federal government does not believe in the constitution.
            The Federal government does not have the power to call the State’s rights null & void.
            The U.S. Constitution is still the law of the land.
            Not Biden; nor another other designated puppet.

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