Beijing time. 6 month 24 Daily news , Intel's large chip plant in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio is currently in the early stages of construction , But the company issued a statement on Thursday saying , If Congress does not pass 《 Chip act 》, The company will reduce the size of the factory or postpone the construction .
▲ Intel CEO Kissinger
Intel this year 1 In June, the site of the factory was decided , It will be the most significant expansion of the US semiconductor manufacturing industry in many years . Intel estimates , The cost of the plant may be as high as 1000 Billion dollars ( About us 6700 One hundred million yuan ), And promise initial investment 200 Billion dollars .
“ We are pleased to start building a new state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing plant in Ohio . But as we are 1 The statement of the month said , The extent and speed of our expansion in Ohio will depend heavily on 《 Chip act 》 Capital of ,” An Intel spokesman said in a statement ,“ Unfortunately ,《 Chip act 》 The progress of the appropriations was slower than we expected , We still don't know when it will pass . It's time for Congress to act , In this way, we can move forward at the envisaged speed and scale .”
Intel's new plant plan includes projects from 《 Chip act 》 Subsidies provided , The Act allows the U.S. government to provide... For computer chip manufacturing 520 Billion dollar subsidy , To encourage semiconductor manufacturing and research . The bill was passed in the Senate last summer , But not yet signed into law . at present ,《 Chip act 》 It's been at a standstill , Because lawmakers are trying to resolve differences between the versions of both houses of Congress .
Intel canceled the commencement ceremony scheduled for Thursday , But a spokesman said , The commencement ceremony is still planned to be held in autumn . An Intel spokesman said , The company remains committed to the 200 Billion dollars investment , But if 《 Chip act 》 Don't pass , Larger 1000 A billion dollar investment faces uncertainty . Intel CEO Pat ・ Kissinger (Pat Gelsinger) The bill was discussed with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., on Thursday .