Re: Aren't the Intel fabs mainly in the US already?
Yes indeed, it seems as if Intel have hit a brick wall on their silicon processing know-how.
I'd read that Intel's 10 is akin to TSMC's 7. However, if TSMC move smoothly down to 5nm and Intel still can't make their 10nm work, there's a good chance that the US would fall permanently behind the curve forever being one step behind.
What About the Shareholders?
One might read into this situation the possibility that Intel has told the US gov that they've hit a brick wall and they can't see a way of resolving it. If so, I wonder if their shareholders would like to know that too???