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Semiconductors are 'cool' again: GlobalFoundries CEO Thomas Caulfield

With his industry in a sweet spot amid proliferating chip demand, Thomas Caulfield is bullish about attracting talent.

Dr Caulfield, CEO of GlobalFoundries, has set the firm a frenetic pace to match supply to the demand. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - These are glory days for semiconductors, an industry that shot into global focus after supply chain disruptions during the pandemic and the attempts to decouple technologically from China highlighted how strategic the sector is to the resilience of major powers.

On Thursday, the US House of Representatives passed 243-187 a US$280 billion (S$386.4 billion) Bill aimed at boosting America's semiconductor manufacturing and competitiveness with China.

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