Mexico: The Land of Drug Cartels Entrenched in Already-Corrupt Government
Free salsa, with chips!
No thanks. The U.S. is already overrun with illegal aliens that you did not stop on your side of the border.
Mexico is the next country in line to offer incentives to tempt semiconductor manufacturers to set up shop, and may be aiming to take advantage of the US desire to bring manufacturing closer to home. Both the US and the EU have this year unveiled strategies aimed at encouraging chip companies to on-shore semiconductor …
The Drug Cartels could be eliminated by simply applying the Prohibition U-turn that solved all of the problems in the US in 1933.
I think if the US and the UK were to sponsor moving all the chip manufacturing to Mexico then it would have the potential of a very big benefit to everyone involved and be profitable, generating a lot of technical and daily worker jobs - a factor that would boost both the Mexican economy and everyone's technical manufacturing. I wonder if a small U-turn, switching to Mexico (while remaining next-door to the EU) could start to solve the current mess.
"In the midst of all this semiconductor investment activity, The Times of London warns that the UK is in danger of lagging behind other economies."
So if everyone else is doing it we should copy them? Or are we not better off letting them spaff money making these parts while we use them to build stuff? Let the US, EU, Asia and now Mexico throw tax payer money at these things and we use ours for something else.
Agree, mostly. It's absolutely true that if the EU and the US start boosting their semiconductors industry, the UK can just let them do it, and then buy chips from them - it might even be cheaper overall; those fabs are costly. Despite recent bumps, we are actually all very good friends in the grand scheme of things, and won't stop trading any time soon. Hell, a little interdependence makes it even more likely that we stay very good friends, and I'm all in favor of that. Just come up with a good "something else" to sell us, I'll happily buy it.
"Mexico is currently in the midst of a drought – as is US semiconductor boom state Arizona, incidentally – so if it does manage to move the needle on fabs, access to water for the liquid-hungry semiconductor process will need to be addressed."
So they don't have enough water, and even if they did, it wouldn't be drinkable. If they can't manage clean water, who thinks they can manage the clean rooms needed for chip manufacturing?