Intel boss Pat Gelsinger announced Interviewed by BBC Taking Brexit as the reason for the decision, no potential new chip factories will be built in the UK. On the contrary, it looks as if a European country will host Intel’s fab.
According to Gelsinger, before the U.K. decided to leave the European Union by a narrow margin in the 2016 referendum, it “was originally a place we would consider.” “After Brexit,” he added, “we “now have about 70 European site proposals from 10 different countries. We hope that we can reach an agreement on the site before the end of this year and get the support of the European Union. “
Intel’s interest in building a new factory lies in Global chip shortage Have seen product prices rise, for example GPU And the processor for the new car.American company Hope to invest In the next 10 years, new and upgraded chip factories in Europe will cost 95 billion U.S. dollars (70 billion pounds). “Everything is short-lived now. Even though my industry colleagues and I are frantically trying to catch up, it will take a while,” Gelsinger said.
This expenditure is comparable to Intel’s competitors in the chip manufacturing market. Taiwan’s TSMC is the world’s largest contract manufacturer of microchips. $100 billion spent In more than three years, Samsung invested US$205 billion in its own semiconductor factory. Intel is currently outsourcing part of its chip manufacturing, but hopes to incorporate it internally through the development of a new factory.
“This is clearly part of the motivation for a balanced global supply chain, and no one should rely too much on others,” Gelsinger told the BBC.