- Apr 30, 2012
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USA has always been like this. Now with new media it gets amplified. TV News, Newspapers, E-media and social media spit out their partisan view on politics and more of the population are watching "Entertainment partisan News" then ever.I was speaking to the polarizing politics gripping our nation right now and how a lot of us (myself included) fall victim to it. It is NOT a reference to the thread as a whole, or the thread at all actaully beyond my part in it. I'm well aware of the international representation here. I don't need a reminder. That doesn't change the facf we should try to do better: politics are not a blank check for poor behavior.
Yes, we could always do better and politics shouldn't be a excuse for bad behavior nor anything else for that matter ---> Blue vs Red (CPU) and Green vs Red (GPU) debates come to mind and those have a tendency to escalate just as much here even if they are entertaining at times.
It was a well covered event in the media.I was about to agree until I did some searching and came across this...
President Obama Visits Intel: CEO Paul Otellini Announces New U.S. Investment and Jobs
This actually isn't the first time POTUS and Intel had a little pow-wow yet, I don't think TPU covered that. So this is something TPU is going to start covering in the future or was it just an excuse to get political? If the former, that's grand (just keep the editorial stuff out); if the latter, please don't. And to be fair, similar events likely unfold when Intel/AMD/TSMC/Samsung open fabs in other countries. I would like to hear about those too. Fabs are the cornerstones of technology and, to be honest, we don't hear enough about them.
Intel said:Artist’s rendering of the $5 billion new chip manufacturing facility and support buildings to be built at Intel’s site in Chandler, Ariz. The new factory, designated Fab 42, will be the most advanced, high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world. Construction is underway and is expected to be completed in 2013.
AZCentral said:Intel has confirmed it is leaving vacant a massive new multibillion-dollar computer-chip factory in Chandler that President Barack Obama once touted as a symbol of the future of U.S. manufacturing.
No employees are working in the facility, known as Fab 42, which was completed late last year and was to bring 1,000 jobs and a $5.2 billion company investment.