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[News] Announcement on Additional Subsidies for Chip Act Expected This Week; Intel Could Receive Billions

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo previously mentioned during an online Intel foundry event that the U.S. must continue investing to regain global leadership and requires “Chip Act 2.”

According to a report from TechNews citing from global media Tom’s Hardware, the U.S. Department of Commerce plans to announce additional subsidies for the semiconductor bill as soon as this week.

Raimondo is scheduled to attend the “Revitalizing American Innovation” conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington on February 26th and will unveil the latest subsidies under the “Chip Act.”

In this regard, Intel is expected to receive a government subsidy of USD 10 billion, while TSMC and Samsung may also be included in the latest subsidy list. Samsung Electronics is, according to its own expectation, investing USD 17 billion to construct a foundry in Taylor, Texas, while TSMC is investing roughly USD 40 billion to build a foundry in Phoenix, Arizona. However, it’s rumored that due to the U.S. prioritizing domestic companies, the expected subsidy amounts may differ from those of Intel.

The U.S. government enacted the “Chip Act” in 2022, but subsidies have been modest, with only three American companies currently benefiting, including BAE Systems, GlobalFoundries, and Microchip Technology.

Due to Intel’s investment of USD 43.5 billion in the United States since 2021, constructing new semiconductor plants, sources cited by the report believe that the likelihood of Intel receiving USD 10 billion (equivalent to 23% of the investment amount) is quite high.

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Please note that this article cites information from TechNews and Tom’s Hardware.

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