If all else fails...
...form a new committee.
The UK government has confirmed the formation of an expert semiconductor panel to advise on the future of the country's chip industry, and also disclosed the first design incubator to support startups. This UK Semiconductor Advisory Panel was announced in May, when the government finally detailed its long-delayed national …
I wonder if the points of leverage they end up identifying will by some large coincidence turn out to be the companies whose representatives sit in this brains trust, and just how relatively modest the amounts of support turn out to be? (And indeed, relatively modest compared to what, exactly?)
TSMC is spending around a hundred billion (with a "b") dollars on seven fabs in Arizona, USA.
Intel is alleged to be spending fifty billion (with a "b") dollars on fabs in Ohio, USA.
.....and the UK idea of "strategy" is a hundred million (with an "m") pounds....to be decided in a couple years by a fantastic new committee.
"Properly engaging and listening to the experts at the heart of researching, designing and producing semiconductors is essential if we're serious about growing our domestic sector, protecting our national security, and unleashing rapid innovation across the British economy,” which would surely rank as a first for the British government.
Dan Robinson and El Reg telling it like it is for more than just IT with nodding donkeys leading stupefied lions? And you know that to be true even if you dislike it.