It is by FAR easier to buy
- 1 cattle ranch
- 1 bakery
- 1 argon microchip plant
2 complex construction kits
and set up a simple station in powercircle*, there are guides on how to do this online.
once you have bought a small hauler (I used a Dolphin, but any hauler will do) and outfitted it with Commodity Logistics Software MK1 and MK2, set its homebase as the chip plant you just built, (you can do this in the command console under configuration)
go to the trade menu and hit "start comercial representation to get it going, just leave all the settings on their defaults, it will work fine.
Alternatly, you can supply it yourself instead of automating the process.
*if you wish to set up a non-argon chip plant you will need the corresponding food factories.
The Microchip plant will pump out 4 microchips every 20 minutes (2 minutes at 1000 speed) and for the later microchip mission, you can add a few more microchip plants without slowing production speed if your hauler can keep the sillicone going or you add a sillicone mine (yet another reason why powercircle is nice).