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Old 19-06-21, 12:10 PM
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Intel's planning to create a chip factory in Bavaria Germany

Intel wants more factories and its hounding nations for subsidies.



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Old 19-06-21, 03:02 PM
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It's not really for automotive. Automotive chips according to ford use 40nm lithography(other reports are at best 20nm but in the 20-28nm range). Nowhere near leading edge. This plant will be for 10nm and smaller. Intel won't be making much money off those nodes. Smaller lesser known Foundries already work on them. Though I guess the German government could make it a stipulation and Intel could just make a production line or two dedicated to that.
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Old 19-06-21, 04:43 PM
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Brexit aside, we really need a full semiconductor fab in the UK. Genuine question, do we have any at all? We've really been caught with our trousers down on this one.
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Old 19-06-21, 11:12 PM
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The whole world was caught with their pants down to be fair. Even places with fabs.

Positive side of all this is now the world has taken notice of the terrible supply chain of Foundries and are investing money into fixing the problem.
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Old 21-06-21, 10:28 AM
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Brexit aside, we really need a full semiconductor fab in the UK. Genuine question, do we have any at all? We've really been caught with our trousers down on this one.
There's a fair few tbf, even just here in Manchester (Nexperia, Diodes Incorporated), just not the kind of fabs to be making cutting edge silicon processors. Definitely fabs to cover a lot of automotive needs though (Not infotainment ect ofc).

About half of them are in Scotland though, so they may not be in the UK still in 5 years time.
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Old 22-06-21, 10:44 PM
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There are 2 fabs within spitting distance of where I live in Newport. One was infineon/IR but appears to have now sold out. The other are the huge LG fabs that were built in the late 90's that also sold out. Pretty sure there is a third on the other side of Newport by the J24 of the M4 too.

I doubt any of these have the sophistication required for any really modern processes though.
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I know the fairly new (in its current form) Newport Wafer Fab is the world leader (And was the first mass producer) of the Compound Semiconductor devices that are now finding a lot of use in high efficiency PSU designs and such, particularly phone chargers of late ("GaN chargers" and such).
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