According to Reuters, at the White House chip summit held recently, Intel announced plans to produce chips for automakers in the next 6 to 9 months.
The report pointed out that Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in an interview that the company hopes to start producing its own chips within 6 to 9 months to solve the problem of chip shortages.
“We’re hoping that some of these things can be alleviated, not requiring a three- or four-year factory build, but maybe six months of new products being certified on some of our existing processes,” Gelsinger said. “We’ve begun those engagements already with some of the key components suppliers.”
Gelsinger did not name the component suppliers but said that the work could take place at Intel’s factories in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Israel or Ireland.
Prior to this, Gelsinger said in an interview on the 12th that US wafer manufacturing currently accounts for about 12% of the global production capacity, and US companies should bring one third of the global wafer manufacturing capacity back to the United States.