Munich Infineon boss Reinhard Ploss has a positive outlook on a multi-billion euro chip factory. “Europe must worry about its dependence. Much of the chips now come from Taiwan. We must also take into account geopolitical stability. This is why it makes perfect sense to follow suit in terms of technology, ”the CEO of the Munich-based semiconductor maker told Handelsblatt.
The EU and the federal government want to significantly increase Europe’s share in global chip production. A new factory has been criticized for devouring billions in subsidies. But there is no shortage of customers for such a plant, says Ploss: “If Europe is competitive, the world will have production here as well.
As a first step, it would be necessary to take into account the automakers who would suffer today from delivery bottlenecks, explained Ploss. “They don’t need the most advanced frame sizes for chips. But someday we should be offering the most integrated products. “
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