Intel headquarters in Santa Clara: Bavaria is hoping for the contract
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The US corporation Intel has again spoken out in favor of state aid for the manufacture of semiconductors. "A favorable environment should be created that enables chip manufacturers to be competitive with manufacturing in Europe," Germany boss Christin Eisenschmid told the editorial network Germany. Production in Asia is 40 percent cheaper than in Europe. Most of this comes from subsidies, which has been part of the industrial strategy of governments for many years. "A similar funding policy is also essential in order to manufacture more semiconductors in Europe," Eisenschmid was quoted as saying.
The US group currently operates a chip factory in Ireland and is looking for another location in Europe.
The prerequisite, however, is that the public sector provides funding in the billions.
Bavaria is hoping for a settlement.
The demand for the computer chips is currently so high that production is insufficient.
As a result, German carmakers have had to cut back on their production several times.
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