U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his $ 2 trillion infrastructure plan during an event at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 31, 2021.
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“This is clearly important as semiconductors are the backbone of everything in business today,” said Mehrotra of Micron. “We are truly a leader in memory and storage, the only US company. We definitely look forward to the prospect of leadership in research, technology and products in the US and around the world.”
Micron is a major player in the dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and flash memory market.
With demand for consumer electronics soaring, a semiconductor shortage has been a boon for the chipmaking industry, but a negative for its end markets, particularly in automobiles. The White House infrastructure plan would provide money for semiconductor manufacturing and research in the United States
QuantumScape’s Singh welcomed Biden’s commitment to invest in electric vehicles, noting the need for greater focus on addressing the key hurdles preventing electric vehicles from competing with traditional internal combustion engines. Those hurdles include long distance travel, battery charging times and lower costs, he said.
“It is very exciting. … It is great that the government is so supportive of this electrified transition, which is vital to the regression of emissions, but we feel that government policy is ultimately not enough,” said Singh said Jim Cramer.
“You have to have a product that people want to buy and we believe that when they are more competitive with internal combustion engines, people want to buy more electric vehicles. That really is the promise of what we do.”
Hyzon Motors is a privately held hydrogen fuel cell company based in Honeoye Falls, New York. The company, which is being acquired by a $ 3.9 billion blank check company called Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corp, operates in the commercial vehicle market, including heavy trucks and buses.
Knight, who runs and co-founded the company, said hydrogen-powered trucks don’t get enough recognition, adding that the power source is better suited for long-haul travel.
“Hydrogen trucks are electric trucks. They are fuel cell electric trucks,” he said. “We see great potential for these types of high-utilization back-to-base operations to switch to hydrogen.”
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