Move along now.....nothing to see here....
If the UK really wants a piece of the world chip market, then the Chancellor of the Exchequer (whoever that happens to be) need to find some serious money:
- TSMC is investing about 100 billion dollars (note the "B") in seven new foundries in Arizona
- Intel is investing an undisclosed amount (but also in the billions of dollars) in new foundries
No one knows what Samsung are doing, but it's probably in line with the two items quoted above.
So.....this Newport farago is simply noise......with some of the media trying (hard) to ignore the fact that Newport makes no difference at all!! National security...no...actually just the usual smoke and mirrors!
What will make a difference will be billions of pounds of new investment.....invested in the UK......I'm not holding my breath!!!