Really great News! We need more gvt support! Maybe we will see a scenario like we saw at SC300 (first 300mm fab in the world; JV between Infineon and Motorola). However, this may all there will be: nothing more but R&D or pilot in Europe. Just can't see 450mm volume in Europe. Way too expensive there even with gvt support.
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