God love the Internet.
Nothing ever ages. Or, better said, anything can be reborn in a moment.
Take for instance, today’s report in DigiTimes.
“India officials are allegedly subsidizing US$10 billion in semiconductor manufacturing, according to Reuters citing knowledgeable sources.”
A quick review of Reuters stories over the past 90 days show no such reporting, however.
Is DigiTimes wrong?
Nope. But one must go back to Mar. 31 to find the piece: “India is offering more than $1 billion in cash to each semiconductor company that sets up manufacturing units in the country as it seeks to build on its smartphone assembly industry and strengthen its electronics supply chain, two officials said.”
This happens a lot, actually. I got a kick out of a recent recycling by multiple industry news aggregators that claimed Epec has acquired NetVia.
“Hmmm,” I thought. “That’s weird.” Because I am pretty confident that already happened.
And sure enough, that deal dates to November 2020.
What happens is that aggregators use alerts to find news, and crawlers sometimes bring old information back to the surface. Unsuspecting or inattentive editors grab the “new story” and link to it for that day’s newsletter.
And everything old is new again.