back to article GlobalFoundries, STMicroelectronics said to mull French fab

As Intel plans to start construction on a massive chip manufacturing site in Germany, chipmakers GlobalFoundries and STMicroelectronics are reportedly mulling a joint venture to build a fab in France. The proposed fab in question – reported by Bloomberg – would help Europe fight future chip shortages and support the European …

  1. elsergiovolador Silver badge


    we think another possible area of focus for the plant could be silicon photonics

    Oh gawd, please no. Thanks to chips shortage, the shelf with my favourite wavy ones was empty in my local Tesco for months! Can you imagine the photon shortage? All that money spent on solar panels wasted.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Shortage

      No problem we just require them to buy photon credits OR produce an equal amount of LEDs and solar panels to become photon neutral

  2. Captain_Cretin

    Garlic and Onions

    As the only reliable French product was the guillotine, how do we identify and avoid any possible output from this fab, beyond the smell of garlic and onions?

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