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The EU is Aiming for 20 Percent of Leading Edge Chips to be Made in EU by 2030

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2021/12/01 09:36:08 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.com/289496/the-eu-is-aiming-for-20-percent-of-leading-edge-chips-to-be-made-in-eu-by-2030
 
According to Margrethe Vestager—the European Commissioner for Competition—the EU is hoping to be able to produce up to 20 percent of leading edge chips within the EU by 2030. Today that number is around 10 percent, down from some 40 percent back in the 1990's.

However, it seems like the EU has understood that it can not be self-reliant on semiconductor parts, no matter how many companies it can entice to build foundries within the EU. However, the EU is very much looking at getting more chip production happening inside the union, especially for the automotive industry. At the same time, the EU understands that it has to work with global suppliers of chips, especially what is being referred to as legacy technology in the interview with CNBC.
 
The EU is also working with the US to figure out why the current chip shortage happened, to try and prevent it from happening again in the future. At the same time, the EU is looking at investing in foundries, in cooperation with European businesses, while at the same time trying to avoid giving out unfair subsidies. There's obviously no quick fix to the current supply problems, but it's at least clear that the EU is taking the issue seriously and that its working towards making sure that at least a certain amount of chips and components used by companies in its member countries will be made within the union.
 
Personally I feel this goal is to make sure that EU has chips available in the future and not experience automotive chip shortages which caused several German automotive manufacturers to halt production. 
 
 

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    Cool GTX
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    Re: The EU is Aiming for 20 Percent of Leading Edge Chips to be Made in EU by 2030 2021/12/01 09:44:12 (permalink)
    why it happened ? ... just in time Mfg does not work when you stop demand suddenly & then ask for full production instantly, months later

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    Re: The EU is Aiming for 20 Percent of Leading Edge Chips to be Made in EU by 2030 2021/12/01 11:00:33 (permalink)
    I love this comment "The EU is also working with the US to figure out why the current chip shortage happened."  It shouldn't be too hard for the governmental geniuses to figure out. 
     
    For a start, try looking at outsourcing strategic production resources to one region whose interests are inimical to yours.  Then go back to the warnings from a decade or so ago that a chip shortage was going to happen due to increased demand and stagnant production capability.  The pandemic just sped up the timeline by a few years. 
     
    As far as a history lesson, does OPEC and 1973 teach anything to anyone?
    post edited by Flint 1760 - 2021/12/01 16:39:42


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