Intel is in talks with automakers to produce semiconductor chips for cars, the corporate introduced Monday. The tech large would goal to supply chips inside six to 9 months, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger informed Reuters following a regarding the . Intel at the moment makes chips that energy computer systems and telephones.
The announcement follows Intel final month saying it will, now saying this may very well be a possible supply of producing for the automobile trade. Intel stated its announcement was met with a constructive response, however didn’t title any potential automaker clients.
To deal with the scarcity, Intel will also be investing $20 billion in two new chip plants in Arizona, Gelsinger stated Monday.
The White Home met with CEOs from Intel, Dell, Samsung, Ford, HP, AT&T, Alphabet, Basic Motors and different firms. Because of the worldwide scarcity, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and different automakers have been unable to acquire sure chips, and because of this have cut production of vehicles.
President Joe Biden in February signed an government order to enhance the semiconductor chip provide chain, which included a 100-day evaluation. “We want to verify these provide chains are safe and dependable,” Biden stated on the time, including that semiconductor chips energy every thing from vehicles to telephones to medical gadgets.
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