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EU Weighs Deal With TSMC, Samsung for Semiconductor Foundry

  • EU wants to boost semiconductor production in the region
  • Goal is to reduce reliance on Taiwan for cutting-edge chips
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The European Union is considering building an advanced semiconductor factory in Europe in an attempt to avoid relying on the U.S. and Asia for technology at the heart of some of its major industries.

The EU is exploring how to produce semiconductors with features smaller than 10 nanometers, and eventually down to 2 nanometer chips, according to people familiar with the project. The aim is to curtail dependence on countries such as Taiwan for chips to power 5G wireless systems, connected cars, high-performance computing, and more.