Re: Aren't the Intel fabs mainly in the US already?
-- Intel want another handout
Taiwan Semiconductor was created when multiple chip manufacturers approached the Taiwanese Government for a handout, they basically told them no money was available for a bunch of little fabs, but they would make billions available if they all joined together - and they accepted the handout and this is where they are at today.
Fabs are so expensive that either huge multinationals must build them (which fewer can) or only governments can fund them.
Welcome to the world of nano-computing.