Intel Demands More Than  Billion Under CHIPS Act From The Biden Administration

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Intel Demands More Than $10 Billion Under CHIPS Act From The Biden Administration

Intel has reportedly demanded further subsidies from the Biden administration under the CHIPS Act as the firm ramps up developments in setting facilities in the US.

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Bloomberg reports that Intel is negotiating with the US to acquire a larger share of the subsidies under the CHIPS Act, with the requested additional amount reaching $10 billion in the form of both direct loans and grants. For those unaware, the CHIPS Act is an incentive provided to companies in the semiconductor industry, which included $280 billion in grants, including $52 billion in federal investments and tax breaks for domestic semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing provisions.

The US government aimed to encourage semiconductor production in the country, ultimately reducing its reliance on Taiwan and China. The firms that took benefit of this scheme included the likes of TSMC, Intel, and many other companies as well, but Intel looked the most dedicated to it, as they announced multiple fabrication facilities being developed in Ohio, Arizona, and New Mexico, but Team Blue was expected a lot from the CHIPS Act, but it looks like the incentives offered didn’t satisfy Intel’s hunger, which is why they are asking for more.

In a previous statement, Intel’s CEO Pat Gelsinger stated that the firm deserves a larger share of the CHIPS Act, claiming that the company is potentially putting its business at stake here by siding with the US. He stated that competitors such as Samsung and TSMC have most of their R&D work done in offshore facilities, which ultimately prevents the goal of technology transfer into the US, while Intel is committed and has planned out production of next-gen processes in the country.

Will Intel’s decision to stay “loyal” to the US turn out beneficial for them? Well, that is a question for the future, but the semiconductor developments in the US have slowed down in recent times, and despite efforts by the Biden administration, the market landscape hasn’t made it suitable for firms to rely on the US.

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