Volatile Equity Markets, New Tesla Giga Factory in Austin

Hong Kong Today, Radio 3 | RTHK | January 31, 2022 Program host Samantha Butler asks Barry about the volatile week in markets with indexes down sharply before a strong rebound on Friday. Barry also reports on a visit to booming Austin, TX where the new Tesla giga factory is set to open and Samsung plans a huge investment in a new chip making facility … Continue reading Volatile Equity Markets, New Tesla Giga Factory in Austin

Letter from the Bay Area, Where the Tech Sector is Booming

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA:  Cycling the South Bay from Palo Alto to Mountain View a strange apparition rises up straight ahead.  It is Google’s Bay View Complex, a tent-like dual structure with multiple canopies composed of 90,000 solar panels. Hugging the bay near Moffett Field not far from the Googleplex, Bay View will have 1.2 million square feet of work space.  Google chairman Sundar Pichai says the energy self-sufficient … Continue reading Letter from the Bay Area, Where the Tech Sector is Booming

Tesla’s Future Linked to Nevada Gigafactory

SPARKS, NEVADA:  At Tesla’s annual general meeting June 11thElon Musk observed that five years ago the Gigafactory didn’t exist. It was merely a vast expanse of rocks and dirt. Today it is a sprawling three-story red and grey building stretching across the desert.  Its footprint equals a dozen football fields and is expected to become the world’s largest building. This is where half of the … Continue reading Tesla’s Future Linked to Nevada Gigafactory