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Tim Culpan

Intel Is Making a Very Big Mistake by Dissing Asia

It’s illogical and risky to dismiss an entire region when seeking supply chain security.

Pat Gelsinger is looking West. He should take a broader view.

Pat Gelsinger is looking West. He should take a broader view.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

The Western world has a problem, and Intel Corp. is here to fix it. 

That’s the apparent message from Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger, who announced plans in March to return his company to the made-to-order chip business and in the process rebalance the supply chain “for something that’s critical to humanity.”