ETC Console Order Issues

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And here is why the CHIPS Act will be funding the redevelopment of on-shore semiconductor fabrication.

Here's what the US trade association has to say:

That's not gonna help in the short to mid-term. The crunch in chip demand isn't in raw materials, it's the fact that there is only so much capacity from the manufacturers of chip foundries. We can't make chip foundries fast enough for the growing demand.
 

Darin

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They are supposed to build a chip plant here in Ohio, but Intel is playing games with the government around subsidies
 

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That's not gonna help in the short to mid-term. The crunch in chip demand isn't in raw materials, it's the fact that there is only so much capacity from the manufacturers of chip foundries. We can't make chip foundries fast enough for the growing demand.
Yes, fearless leader, I understand the difference between 'tactical' and 'strategic'. Even if it doesn't fix *this* shortage, that doesn't mean you don't have to do it. :)
 

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Yes, fearless leader, I understand the difference between 'tactical' and 'strategic'. Even if it doesn't fix *this* shortage, that doesn't mean you don't have to do it. :)
Yeah, we, collectively, still have to make the investment in US chip foundries, even if we have to heavily subsidize them to make them competitive on the global stage. My problem is that we need to invest in basic chip foundries as well as high end foundries. We need Texas Instruments be turning out chips that automotive manufacturers need at a price that's competitive, as well as creating high end sub-10nm chips. We need to have the capacity to run the gamut from basic I/O chips to dsp chips to ESP SoC chips to FGPA chips, to high end CPUs and GPUs.
 

Jay Ashworth

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Yeah, we, collectively, still have to make the investment in US chip foundries, even if we have to heavily subsidize them to make them competitive on the global stage. My problem is that we need to invest in basic chip foundries as well as high end foundries. We need Texas Instruments be turning out chips that automotive manufacturers need at a price that's competitive, as well as creating high end sub-10nm chips. We need to have the capacity to run the gamut from basic I/O chips to dsp chips to ESP SoC chips to FGPA chips, to high end CPUs and GPUs.
Oh, absolutely. Devil is in the details.

I haven't heard anything yet with enough detail to suggest that the people at the pointy end of the stick don't know this; have you?
 

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Oh, absolutely. Devil is in the details.

I haven't heard anything yet with enough detail to suggest that the people at the pointy end of the stick don't know this; have you?
With Intel poised to get the bulk of the CHIPS money, it seems like a reasonable thing to be concerned about.
 

Darin

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Looks like my fixtures will be in mid-September. Probably won't un-box them until early November (if the console comes in 10/24, that's too late for our 10/27 opening show, but in time for our mid-Nov dance concert).

I'll hopefully have enough time to get the system up and going so that I can demo the new gear in my design and stagecraft courses.
 

JChenault

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Looks like my fixtures will be in mid-September. Probably won't un-box them until early November (if the console comes in 10/24, that's too late for our 10/27 opening show, but in time for our mid-Nov dance concert).

I'll hopefully have enough time to get the system up and going so that I can demo the new gear in my design and stagecraft courses.
If these are to be part of a rep rig, you might want to hang them when they come in. In my experience hanging LED fixtures, running power connbetween fixtures, stringing DMX. Etc takes a ton of extra time and work. If you have time now, and will be tight later, you might want to get started.
 

Darin

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If these are to be part of a rep rig, you might want to hang them when they come in. In my experience hanging LED fixtures, running power connbetween fixtures, stringing DMX. Etc takes a ton of extra time and work. If you have time now, and will be tight later, you might want to get started.

No rep plot in our space. We move from plays to dance and back each semester, so these will be moved around quite a bit. I will be using some of them on booms come dance concert time.
 

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