The trade war between the United States and China continues, and by all appearances, it is about to continue for a VERY VERY long time. Indeed, the suspicions on both sides are so high that the administration led by Joe Biden decided to put a brake on Intel’s current ambitions to increase the production of processors in several Chinese production lines. Why? Well… For security reasons, of course.
United States does not want ‘Made in China’ Intel chips
So, very briefly, Intel had plans to increase production in China, but those same plans ended up being challenged by the administration led by Joe Biden. In other words, Intel had plans to start producing all kinds of chips in Chengdu, China, at the end of 2022, but the White House frowned, and “suggested” a change of plans.
What does the White House have to do with Intel’s plans? Well… Money!
Very briefly, Intel needs government investment to push its plan forward. So having Joe Biden say “no no, in China no” is an insurmountable barrier for the blue giant of microprocessors.
In short, the United States prefers that Intel invest in new production lines in the country, or else in Europe. And it will be for this same objective that the money will be channeled.