A few months ago, Intel he had revealed his own investment plans in Europewhich provide for an expense of 80 billion euros over the next 10 years invested throughout the semiconductor supply chain, from research and development to the production and packaging of chips. Seventeen of these will be spent in Germany for the construction of a gigantic plant for the production of semiconductors, in France for the creation of a design and research and development hub and in Ireland, Poland, Spain and Italy for the creation of R&D, production, foundry services and back-end phases of production.
Apparently well-informed sources reported to Reuters that, as far as Italy is concerned, the government of Rome would be ready to finance up to 40% of Intel’s total investment in the Bel Paesewhich should increase from the initial $ 5 billion. Negotiations are now well underway, but at the moment the precise point where the installation will be built has not yet been defined, although they have been identified two possible sites in Piedmont and Veneto.
However, the decision in this regard has not yet been taken and, previously, Lombardy, Puglia and Sicily had also been evaluated. Apparently, the outgoing premier, Mario Draghi, would be hard at work for conclude the agreement by the end of Augustbefore the elections on 25 September. The opening of the factoryinstead, should take place by 2025generating a workforce demand of around 1,500 employees and an additional 3,500 jobs between suppliers and partners.
Intel is not the only company in talks with the Italian government. In fact, there are also Italian French STMicroelectronicsthe Taiwanese TSMC And MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.as well as the Israeli Tower Semiconductor.