|The last thing we want to do is move our chip making to the Chinese thieving-rat mainland so they steal more of our heavily protected IP. |
Trump's idea, actually China's idea, that we could sell soooo many more advanced IC chips to China if we relocated our heavily automated plants there - is a non-starter for anyone with intelligence, and that fortunately includes the management of our chip-making companies. If these bozos think that's going to fly we are truly as far from a trade deal with China as everyone close to the talks say.
“We are concerned China’s reported offer to dramatically increase purchases of U.S. semiconductors would rearrange U.S. supply chains and artificially force them deeper into China,” said John Neuffer, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association.
“Perhaps our greatest concern is this can act a distraction from addressing the fundamental issues at the heart of the dispute: China’s problematic trade practices related to intellectual property, forced tech transfer, and state subsidies.”