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Europe puts its chips down

By Oliver Rhodes

10 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Europe's timelines about chip manufacturing are too ambitious with the European Commission not taking into consideration the time it takes for a plant to make chips in volumes. The Dispatch analyzes.

French President Charles de Gaulle reportedly sniffed at first sight of a transistor radio, a gift from the prime minister of Japan in 1962.

Today, European policymakers are taking semiconductors much more seriously.

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