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Race To fix Semiconductor Chip Shortage

  Money Chasing Semiconductor Startups                                  Source: Semiconductor Stock Images Global Chip Shortage Is the Driving Factor Semiconductor startups are very hot.  They are the recipients of a flood of investor money rolling into them globally if they have very promising new chips.  In 2021 so far, 85 global deals in the semiconductor market have raised $3.7 billion with startups receiving 43% of the money.  The reason for the global investor spotlight on semiconductors is the global chip shortage that started in 2020.  Experts predict that shortages could continue through 2023 and beyond. The impact is huge.  Automakers and technology companies are being forced to wait 5 months and more for chip deliveries which is hampering their global businesses. Search For Developing New Chip Technologies What investors are placing bets on are chips that promise more power and efficiency.  The chips under development are better designed to the extent that fewer of them are

Solution to Lithium Battery Shortages?

  Lilac Solutions Innovative Tech & Global Battery Shortages Source:  Lilac Solutions Potential Battery Breakthru for EVs, Smartphones & More Lithium ion batteries are the power source for EVs, smartphones, computers and more.  The use of lithium ion batteries has become so pervasive that global demand for them is expected to quadruple over the next decade and global market shortages are expected as early as 2023. Now, there may be a new tech solution. Lilac Solutions, an Oakland, California startup, has a revolutionary new lithium ion extraction process that appears to be exponentially quicker, less expensive, less energy intensive and far more environmentally friendly than current lithium mining technologies.   Lithium - the "Irreplaceable Metal" for EVs Lithium is known as the "irreplaceable metal" for EVs because of its high energy density to power batteries with fewer cells at potentially less expense.  It is found in hard rock mountainous regions, whic