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ASML Results Show Asia Will Retain Chip Production Dominance

By Bolaji Ojo

Semiconductors will continue to be manufactured and consumed principally in Asia for the foreseeable future even if efforts by governments to revive and increase chip production in Europe and North America succeed and surpass current expectations. That is the conclusion reached by the Ojo-Yoshida Report after reviewing the latest regional sales data from ASML N.V., the world’s No. 1 supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

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ST and GlobalFoundries Plan New 300mm Europe Chip Plant

By Bolaji Ojo

STMicroelectronics NV and U.S.-based contract chipmaker GlobalFoundries Inc. said they have agreed to establish a new 300mm semiconductor manufacturing fab in France with “significant financial support” from the French government. They expect the new fab to start production in 2024 and become fully operational by 2026 when it should start producing up to 620,000 wafers per year.

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