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Despite the upbeat profit forecast, the South Korean company’s shares slid 0.8% in early Friday trading over fears of how a U.S.-China trade fight could affect its thriving semiconductor business.
This week, the Trump administration is expected to announce a list of Chinese imports subject to tariffs, which could include high-tech products like semiconductors as well as cheap electronics and other goods that many Americans buy.
The company generated $20 billion in revenue last year, putting it among the world’s five largest semiconductor companies, ahead of better known companies like Nvidia and Texas Instruments.
Based in Santa Clara, Globalfoundries is a contract chip manufacturer for semiconductor companies such as AMD, Broadcom, Qualcomm and others.
That trickle soon turned into a stampede, including the biggest names in the American semiconductor business: Commodore, Intel’s Microma, Hewlett-Packard, Hughes Aircraft and scores more.
Toshiba was forced to put its crown-jewel semiconductor business up for sale to plug the hole in its balance sheet.
China is said to be discussing cuts in tariffs on American cars, increased purchases of American semiconductors and the further opening of its financial industry.
He was employed by Crux Manufacturing, a semiconductor manufacturer that occupies a set of mostly windowless buildings about four miles from the Conditt family home.
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A semiconductor is a crystal material whose ability to conduct electricity rises as its temperature goes up. That is, it sometimes acts as a conductor and sometimes as an insulator. Its conducting ability can be much increased by chemical treatment. A manufactured chip of silicon, less than half an inch square, may contain millions of microscopic transistors, which can serve control and memory functions when installed in a computer, automobile, cell phone, DVD player, or microwave oven.
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: a material or object that allows some electricity or heat to move through it and that is used especially in electronic devices
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