From Taiwan to Holland: The Semiconductor Foundry Mafia

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Texas Instruments & the Foundry Model

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The separation of design and fabrication is probably optimal for keeping people in their separate silos. The people who design the products won’t know what goes into making them and the people making the products won’t know what the products will be used for (creating plausible deniability on all sides). It’s genius, really, in the most diabolical way.

Dutch ASML Holdings & Lithography Machines

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Dutch East India Company (pirate) flag.
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