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This may seem weird but don't give us all the chip funding, say Intel and friends

msobkow Silver badge

I'd have to agree that is part of their motivation, but I think as others have posted below, their greater motivation is to build a healthy market of custom chip design companies in the US to conveniently manufacture their chips at the big boys' fabs.

After all, starting up a fab is not within the realm of a typical business budget, but design work is. And if the big boys just happen to turn massive profits while doing that manufacturing, well that is just purely by accident and good forecasting on their part, right?

It isn't like if they did good forecasting and planning they wouldn't have kept and maintained their North American capacity in the first place instead of farming so much of it to Asia...

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