Bavaria hopes to locate a chip factory from industrial giant Intel in California. “The location of Bunsing-Landsberg and the region as a whole would be ideally suited for the project,” Economy Minister Hubert Ewinger (Free Voters) said from Augsburg Allgemeine (Saturday).
He was able to convince himself of this at a meeting on site this week and is happy that Penzing City Council and Landsberg City Council support such a request. “We are in close contact with the company and will work for the region and the project,” Ewinger said. “The potential settlement of a large international semiconductor plant in Bavaria is a great opportunity for Bavaria as a business location.”
The project involves an investment of 15 billion euros. US Intel already operates a chip plant in Ireland and plans another location in Europe, but expects billions in funding. The former air base between Penzberg and Landsberg am Lech is one of the many possible locations. A decision is expected in the second half of the year.
Today most electronic chips are made in Asia. There are currently bottlenecks in the supply of chips in almost all industries. In Germany, due to bottlenecks, car factories are working for a short time and again, including production sites for Audi and BMW cars.