July 1, 2022

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The European Union and the United States have joined forces to tackle the chip shortage

The European Union and the United States have joined forces to tackle the chip shortage

There should be an early warning system for disturbances in the semiconductor supply chain, Said U.S. Government Spokesman. In doing so, they hope the United States and the European Union will stop betting on key technologies between Western nations. United States and European Union Met About the projects of the last few days.

In the coming years, the EU also wants to European chip industry Depending on countries like Taiwan and South Korea it is expanding less and less, where many chips are coming now. American chip company Intel recently announced the opening of two major chip factories Going to build in GermanyIntel will receive billions in government aid.

‘No more subsidies than needed’

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Sunday that countries expect an agreement on ‘higher subsidies, but not more than necessary and proportionate’. The purpose of the partnership is to “coordinate investment in the chip sector in both the European Union and the United States and not to initiate subsidy competition.”

Corona locking in China

The U.S. government says an early warning system set up in Southeast Asia last fall recently helped anticipate the impact of factory closures caused by the corona virus.

Was recently Factories in China Once again the new Corona is plagued by lockdowns. “We follow China’s situation very closely because it clearly affects not only the chips, but also many supply chains.”

Work from home

It Lack of chips The corona epidemic arose when many more people started working from home, i.e. needed more smartphones, laptops and tablets. Demand for electric cars and e-bikes also increased sharply. The epidemic forced factories to close temporarily, further exacerbating the shortage.

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In addition to Intel, Taiwanese DSMC and South Korean Samsung have invested billions in expanding chip production capacity. According to research firm Gardner, this could temporarily lead to 2023 or even 2024. High efficiency