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What does the $52 Billion CHIPS Act Mean for the Battle for Semiconductor Supremacy?

Angelo Katsoras
Mark Noble

In August 2022, President Biden signed the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act into law, paving the way for more than $50 billion in investments and subsidies in domestic semiconductor research, development and manufacturing. Semiconductors – considered by some to be the “new oil” – are an essential resource for electronics and increasingly, global economies like the United States and China are approaching their semiconductor policy as being critical to their national security and economic independence. National Bank Investments’ Geopolitical Analyst Angelo Katsoras once again joins Mark Noble, Executive Vice President, ETF Strategy at Horizons ETFs to discuss the latest update in the global semiconductor sector, how the new national subsidies could boost the sector and how the worsening relationships between the U.S., China, Taiwan and other semiconductor manufacturing countries could impact supply and demand in the years to come. (Transcript)

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Angelo Katsoras

Geopolitical Analyst, National Bank Investments

Angelo Katsoras is a geopolitical analyst at the National Bank of Canada since December 2008. Prior to that, he worked as a research analyst at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (2005). From 2000 to 2004, he was a risk analyst at Aon Corporation, an insurance brokerage firm. Angelo is a double major in International Relations and Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto and holds a Masters in Public Policy from Concordia University.

Mark Noble

Executive Vice-President, ETF Strategy, Horizons ETFs

Mark Noble is Executive Vice-President, ETF Strategy for Horizons ETFs. Mr. Noble has been with Horizons ETFs since 2010 and is responsible for the communication of its sales strategy. Mr. Noble works with Horizons ETFs’ sales and marketing teams to build out client education tools and initiatives that help Canadians become better ETF investors. Prior to working at Horizons ETFs, Mr. Noble was a personal finance journalist at the Advisor Group, a leading financial services publication that serves the Canadian financial advisor market.

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