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Brad Gist, 30, works with Liam Levinson, 28, during a lab for a 10-day semiconductor course at Chandler Gilbert Community College in Mesa, Ariz., on Oct. 11, 2023. Caitlin O'Hara for NPR hide caption

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Biden has big plans for semiconductors. But there's a big hole: not enough workers

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In this aerial photo, pickup trucks and vans are seen last month in a parking lot outside a General Motors assembly plant where they are produced in Wentzville, Mo. A key component in the car industry is in short supply: computer chips. Taiwan's chipmakers are racing to meet demand. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Jowan Osterlund holds a microchip implant in Stockholm in 2017. His company, Biohax International, is a leading provider of the devices in Sweden. James Brooks/AP hide caption

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Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin

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The iOS 11 control center is displayed on the iPhone 8 Plus in New York in September. Apple says its iOS devices are among those affected by the Meltdown vulnerability. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Intel announced last month that it is laying off 11 percent of its workforce. As sales of personal computers decline, the company plans to shift its business to cloud computing. Laura Rauch/AP hide caption

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Left Behind In The Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles To Innovate

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