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tech4people
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Re: Look who is complaining now !
tech4people   5/22/2013 11:49:34 AM
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Alex,

Believe me there are STILL a lot of people who use Microchip today.

The Brand-name counts for quite a bit even today(amongst the Old Buyer crowd).

We should never forget Basic Human Pschyology here-Humans don't like to Change,especially when they are Happy with the Quality of Existing Service Delivered.

t.alex
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Re: Look who is complaining now !
t.alex   5/21/2013 7:58:24 PM
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tech4people, 

The suppliers have to adjust themselves. For example I am wondering who still uses Microchip nowadays?

tech4people
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Re: Quit trading with China COLD TURKEY
tech4people   5/21/2013 4:43:06 PM
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Chipmonk,

I am not disputing all that you just said here but most of it is History.

What is the Way Ahead?

Is'nt that the most important issue now?

Do you forsee(as the Media is currently singing constantly) that the Shale Gas Boom will totally-totally change the way Manufacturing happens Globally(with more and more of it being done in the US)?

Or will America mess up this once in a Generation oppurtunity to use our Natural Resources to the best of our Advantage?

What do you feel will happen?

tech4people
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Re: Quit trading with China COLD TURKEY
tech4people   5/21/2013 4:22:25 PM
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Himanshu,

Who said China is not free-market oriented today?

On the contrary they are Totally free-market oriented today.

And that's the Big problem for the US.

US has built up an over-bloated Welfare System which needs to be slimmed down if we are to compete effectively with the Chinese;its either that or our Energy costs have gotta keep dropping steadily to ensure More and More Manufacturing moves back to the US.

tech4people
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Re: Look who is complaining now !
tech4people   5/21/2013 4:19:59 PM
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Alex,

Undoubtedly that is most definitely what is happening currently.

However,the Question arises once again ,How Do you check this trend?

Or stop it altogether?

This is where Chipmonk's Suggestions come very much in Handy.

t.alex
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Re: Look who is complaining now !
t.alex   5/21/2013 10:31:08 AM
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Suppliers like Microchip are facing very tough competition from companies in China or Taiwan. Instead of buying off-the-shelf microcontroller from Microchip, we can easily get a customized one from Taiwanese vendors at equivalent low prices. 

This is like butterfly effect: a small drift at the end-consumers can cause a huge swing at the supplier level. 

 

Himanshugupta
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Re: Quit trading with China COLD TURKEY
Himanshugupta   5/21/2013 9:50:43 AM
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Chipmonk, so you are saying that China has outsmarten USA in its own game. So, all these talks and lectures about free market and Capitalism are bogus and we should rewrite the history book. I think blaming someone else just because they have been working harder does not make sense to me. Also i do not see any relation to such comments with this article.

chipmonk
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Quit trading with China COLD TURKEY
chipmonk   5/21/2013 1:46:32 AM
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There can be little question that China's phenomenal growth since the 1989 Tian an Men massacre has been fueled by the outsourcing of mfg. & free technology xfer from the West. This has been driven mainly by Wall St. in search of China price ( regimented non - union labor cost just 10 to 20 % of the US ). Contrary to popular myth that this has helped the avg. consumer in the US most of the savings have been kept by the Corp.s who have destroyed US manufacturing & tax base in the process. They have used some of their bonanza to hire opinion makers in the media and academia to mislead the public, even scare them of consequences if outsourcing to China was stopped. For the last 20 years China has scored a trade surplus of some $ 300 billion per year with the US (imports just 20 % of what it exports to the US - mostly via US Corps ). The real impact of this deficit to the US is magnified by 3x as it impacts not just expenditure for unemployment benefits, loss of tax base but also the 2 to 3 fold rise in cost of raw materials as the Chinese Communist party, supported by Wall St.,, indulges in break neck  development & consumption so as to hang on to power, and lastly they invest billions they make off the US economy into new weapons to assert themselves and spread illiberal values around the developing world. It is only because trading with China fattens the Wall St. hedge fund operators ( not so much the avg. 401 (k) investors who are actually screwed by China ) and the pols in DC they have bought that the US has been committing slow suicide by trading with China and giving the store away. Financial models show that if the US and western Europe ( incl. Germany, who unlike the US have benefited from China trade ) pulled out of China, their economies would actually revive and China won't be growing quite as fast. The only way to do it is to go COLD TURKEY.

tech4people
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Whether we like it or not Trade Wars are coming.
tech4people   5/20/2013 3:46:42 PM
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Guys,

Do Look at the recent Spats between Europe and the Chinese on the Issue of Solar Panels and Steel.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/16/us-china-eu-solar-idUSBRE94F0BD20130516

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/876b6382-baf1-11e2-b289-00144feab7de.html

 

Looking at this Information its extremely clear all is not Hunky Dory in either Europe or China today[If China was doing well,what was the need to export all that Steel outside the Country???]

And these arguments are just the first of a long and nasty battle between Two trading Super-powers who are fighting over a declining Piece of the Pie(Global trade) today.

How does this fit into the Whole Global Supply Chain issue?

Well one will see massive changes in the Global Supply Chain as it stands currently.

A lot of things are about to change very soon.

We need to be prepared.

 

tech4people
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Re: Look who is complaining now !
tech4people   5/20/2013 3:37:15 PM
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Chipmonk,

These are very,very Good Comments!

But do you think the Chinese will permit A company to bring Old,Mature Technology only to China?

Especially today when the World-wide Perception is that China and the US are the only real Growth Engines in Town?

Don't you feel they will put all sorts of licensing,etc requirements in place[Including Technology Transfer or sharing] first?

Most companies(and I know this is so true on Wall Street),will do anything and everything possible to sell their Products even if it means selling their Souls to the Chinese!!!

How do we handle this situation then?

 

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