Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, saidIntel CorporationIntel may start producing semiconductors on demand forcars companies Within six to nine months, he commented that the chip industry was already in discussion with companies designing chips for cars.
“We hope that some of these things will be mitigated,” Gelsinger said. “It does not require building a plant for three or four years, but maybe six months of new products will be adopted in some of our current operations.” “We have already started those connections with some of the major component suppliers,” the verege quoted Reuters as saying.
Even if Intel is unable to meet the six to nine month goal, the news highlights the importance Intel attaches to its new business as a producer of chips for other companies.
“We have already started those interactions with some of the major ingredient suppliers.”
Gelsinger unveiled the new business – named Intel Foundry Services – as a “standalone foundry business unit” last month in its “Engineering the Future” announcement, with promises that the company will produce x86, Arm and RISC-V chipset products for external customers. As part of this announcement, Intel also planned to invest $ 20 billion in expanding Fab in Arizona to help it better meet demand from external partners.
The auto industry has been one of the areas hardest hit by the ongoing global shortage of semiconductors, as auto companies such as Ford and GM have been forced to halt production or make changes to their trucks due to a lack of spare parts. If Intel is able to start producing car chips within a year, it could provide a much-needed new way of supply to alleviate this shortage.
The global shortage has reached the point where the Biden administration is looking to intervene: The president has called for an executive order to review the semiconductor supply chain and hosted executives of companies including Intel, Google, Ford, GM, TSMC and Dell at the White House at the CEO Summit. About Semiconductor and Supply Chain Flexibility. ”
Biden said at the meeting: “We are lagging behind in R&D and manufacturing, and frankly, we have to step up our game.”