According to media reports, Intel will expand its Irish manufacturing base, which will invest 7 billion euros. It is reported that the reason for this expansion is to meet its demand for 14-nanometer chips.
In the past few years, the global semiconductor industry has experienced a boom. However, with the expansion of capacity in 2018, trade wars, and weakening demand for consumer electronics, the semiconductor industry has entered a downward cycle.
Analysts believe that Intel can expand its production against the trend, mainly due to the growth of global servers. The global expansion will effectively alleviate market demand and respond to the new market brought by 5G in advance.