the government is facing Microchips part with a sea of skepticismEspecially after the disastrous project for the electric vehicle, which has barely covered the huge investments promised in the first phase. Pedro Sanchez commissioned Ministry of Economic Affairs dominates And that led to this new plan to boost chip manufacturing amid a global shortage crisis for these tiny components.
To this end, through SEPI, the ministry led by Nadia Calvino, 87% of the total budget, with great uncertainty about projects to attract and set up semiconductor factories, a highly polluting industry, totaled 10,750 million Intends to raise 87% of the budget. , but he will supply the need for these components. simultaneously, The money would come in the form of European credits and would be closely watched by the men in black To avoid the extravagance of the PSOE’s ‘Plan E’ crisis during the 2008 crisis.
The money would come in the form of European credits and would be closely watched by the men in black
spain Strives to become a benchmark in the region, while Catalonia fights to attract large-scale investment to reindustrialize the autonomous community and promotes technological investment in particular. barcelona, In particular, giants such as Samsung, Cisco, Intel or Macron, while the participation of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center is awaited. A priority, a winning horse to overcome the new challenge from China.
Huawei Achieves Nanochips Milestone
At stake is a direct impact of 3% on GDP by 2031, approximately 30,000 million euros. And it is that the Asian giant not only wants to monopolize the market with its production and supply, but also wants to avoid commercial sanctions. America imposed on China, as is known for Huawei during this summer. These restrictions have had a direct impact on the European market, as they have to use US-approved chips to be able to sell their products in the West’s largest market.
Huawei has filed a patent application to be able to manufacture microchips with approved specifications in the US, only wanting to protect its industry, even as it sparks a trade war that could upend the entire production and distribution chain. lays emphasis on. With this solution and its factories already operational, Huawei will have more than a competitive advantage In respect of investment entering from PERTE. And that is, in terms of pay or capability, few can be compared with Chinese muscle power in both cost and productivity.
Chinese manufacturer Not only has microchip manufacturing improved, but also to further reduce its size and increase its power. All this without depending on the United States or Europe, which can take a beating for delving into hyperbolic protectionism.
Recording the chip with ultraviolet light, the new patent that puts it at risk
This new patent allows Huawei to record the operation of a microchip with ultraviolet light, as if it were a pyrograph. In this way, it will go from a size of one millimeter to one nanometer, but with more number of transistors, required for connections within each piece. Taken for mobile phones, this system would allow for improvements in battery performance, but incorporating it into other types of devices or cars would be even more revolutionary.
In fact, there’s only one other company in world With the ability to make such chips, ASML, located in the Netherlands, where the only microchip factory in Europe is located. The sector transfers 208,000 million, which is more than seven times the impact on Spain’s share.
To give an idea of the investment required, a minimum of 1,350 million is required to manufacture these equipment on a machinery basis. If it is carried out on a large scale, the minimum investment of the factory will be more than 5,000 million. These chips are used by manufacturers Intel or Samsung, Perte’s candidates, In fact, Intel has bought five of these machines for its new factory.
SEPI, with insufficient funds to build a factory
Initially, the government is expected to activate Perte in the first half of 2023 with the help of the Next Generation Fund, which is not reaching companies and the self-employed due to lack of concrete projects.
“Need-based consultations and expressions of interest will be initiated to narrow down the scope of action,” the government said. SEPI will manage this part, which will total 800 million euros in credits and 450 million in aid transfers. This amount is far from the amount needed to build a chip factory.