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China is at the center of two conflicts in Europe as the continent strives to shore up domestic chip manufacturing capabilities. German chip manufacturer Elmos Semiconductor says it was informed by the government that the planned $85 million sale of its wafer fab to Chinese-owned Silex Microsystems "will most likely be …

  1. Snowy Silver badge

    Found down the back of the sofa

    <quote>The warning was made after Taiwan announced an investment of $3.5 million in Lilit, a Lithuanian startup focused on ultrafast laser technology, the news agency said. The investment is the first of three planned investments totaling nearly $10 million in the European country's high-tech industries.<quote>

    When Fabs take investment of Billions a few million is pocket change?

  2. VoiceOfTruth Silver badge

    China or the USA?

    -> Germany has been making moves to protect Western semiconductor technology and supply chains from Chinese interests

    If they don't keep the USA out of decision making they are not a sovereign state.

    1. Claverhouse Silver badge

      Re: China or the USA?

      I trust America less than you; but I will imagine that Germany has its own reasons in this case.

    2. Casca

      Re: China or the USA?

      Ah yes, everything is a american plot to you isnt it?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That horse bolted years ago

    Laughable after giving train technology and everything else to China in the past.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    At this rate the Chinese will be limited globally ...

    .. to non tech investments such as takeaways etc - the interesting question then becomes - how will China respond?

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