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German finance minister says nein to more Intel subsidy cash

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Most of european (automotive / machine) industry does not need cutting edge fabs. What is needed are automotive certified ICs, GAN and SIC power modules etc.

Covid and the Chinese handling of it has shown Europe that the losses created by supply chain issues most likely outweigh the added cost of having a reliable manufacturing base available. I see the same happening with pharmaseutic production as well.

Let the latest and greatest cell-phone processor be made where cell phones are made.. These are not the chips that we are looking for...

Yes.. Automotive, Aerospace and Defence will become more and more reliant of machine "intelligence", and this will lead to a significan need for processing power.. but this is not all there is, and securing sources for other components is just as important.

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