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Current Trade Deficit:    
Is America Becoming Fab-less?
Alan Tonelson
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
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# of large-scale semiconductor fabrication facilities under construction globally, 2011:  27

# of large-scale semiconductor fabrication facilities under construction in China, 2011:  18

# of large-scale semiconductor fabrication facilities under construction in U.S., 2011:  1

# of large-scale semiconductor fabrication facilities started globally, 2012:  9

# of large-scale semiconductor fabrication facilities started in U.S., 2012:  0


(Source: “Semiconductor Industry Has No Plans To Build Factories in The U.S.,” Manufacturing & Technology News 19, No. 15, September, 28, 201, p. 1)

Alan Tonelson is a Research Fellow at the U.S. Business & Industry Educational Foundation and the author of The Race to the Bottom: Why a Worldwide Worker Surplus and Uncontrolled Free Trade are Sinking American Living Standards (Westview Press).