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Europe launches $12 billion chip support campaign

5/23/2013 11:53 AM EDT
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Peter Clarke
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Peter Clarke   5/29/2013 11:55:15 AM
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ASML is based in Europe, which is one reason why IMEC is working on 450-mm pilot line.

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lidation   5/29/2013 11:15:05 PM
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Semi fabs in Europe? In direct competition with TSMC/SEC? No way! The europeans are working too short hours.

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KarlFredrik   5/30/2013 11:03:51 AM
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European engineers usually don't. At least that's my experience. Anyway, leading edge fabs are highly automated which means that factors like cost of capital, up time for the machinery and infrastructure, strict process control and taxes probably influence the profitability more than the wages of the process technicians and engineers. The main reason that TSMC is TSMC is because they seem to manage those parts better than anyone else. That europe/Japan/US besides Intel fail to compete in those terms in leading edge digital is where the problems are located. Problems that unfortunately is much more tricky to fix than making the fab-workers into serfs.

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DynamicLogic.US   5/30/2013 12:16:17 PM
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Andreas idea about investing seeds in many actual technology startups is what the US should have done after 2008 also instead of repaving roads.

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