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eewiz
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re: Europe launches $12 billion chip support campaign
eewiz   5/23/2013 2:01:47 PM
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Good Intentions. But honestly I doubt the outcomes. Atleast its good news for NXP/INFN/ST/Atmel and their employees. Doing "20 percent of global chip production." competitively, in Europe , is a highly ambitious target.

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re: Europe launches $12 billion chip support campaign
rick merritt   5/23/2013 2:48:21 PM
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It will be interesting to see the affect of this money spread, apparently, across the whole region and supply chain. ...BTW there's chip design in Milan?

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Jaslam   5/23/2013 2:59:39 PM
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7 years is a good time frame - I hope it goes into education, and the next generation of engineers. That way the companies/fabs/investments will come to us..

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Olaf.Barheine   5/23/2013 4:53:46 PM
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I am sorry, but I fear Europe has missed the boat. Even billions of euros from the tax payers will not change that. Anyway, I believe in the future of the software industry, IT consulting and services. So, let's spend the money better for those projects.

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rockf   5/23/2013 7:33:53 PM
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Where was Kroes when Qimonda went bankrupt in 2009 ?

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Thesoiguro   5/23/2013 9:06:51 PM
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Good Europe is backing FDSOI, I think its likely noone adopts Taiwan Semiconductor bulk Finfet due to high cost and process variation

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skyhawk2   5/24/2013 12:04:31 AM
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a little too late for europe, a new leading edge 300mm fab is 6 billion dollars, 450nm I dont even know how much, so three of them? I dont think so, especially when only two foundries are making money, TSMC and SMIC everybody else is losing money.

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re: Europe launches $12 billion chip support campaign
resistion   5/24/2013 6:04:14 AM
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What's the revenue model?

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re: Europe launches $12 billion chip support campaign
Peter Clarke   5/24/2013 10:06:30 AM
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That would be STMicroelectronics

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re: Europe launches $12 billion chip support campaign
Peter Clarke   5/24/2013 10:11:31 AM
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I don't think there is a revenue model.... apart from tax and spend.... But to quote from the "Nanoelectronics beyond 2020" document: "The companies and institutes in Europe’s nanoelectronics ecosystem propose a strategic research and innovation program with a total investment of 100 billion € up to the year 2020. By 2020, the programme aims to increase Europe’s nanoelectronics-based world-wide revenues by over 200 billion € per year, and create an additional 250,000 direct and induced jobs in Europe."

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