Follow Neowin, as Intel plans new chips of its own and also wants to produce Apple Silicon chips for Apple, the company is working to expand its factory capacity. Plans to invest in China were blocked by the US government, but now the company is preparing to set up a new factory in Ohio.
Intel’s $20 billion chip factory to be located in Ohio
Report from Wall Street Journal citing an unnamed source as saying the plant will create 3,000 new jobs. The US government commented that this plan helps to strengthen US efforts in ensuring semiconductor supplies, and it also shows how businesses need to avoid over-reliance on specific sources. . “The Covid-19 pandemic has shed new light on the fragility of the global semiconductor supply chain,” a White House spokesman said.
Reportedly, news of Intel’s plans came after chip maker TSMC announced the construction of a $12 billion chip factory in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) in June 2021.