What you need to know
- Intel has won a project from the U.S. DoD.
- The project tasks Intel with providing commercial foundry services.
- This is the latest move by the company to enhance its foundry presence.
Intel has won a part in a U.S. government project dedicated to developing domestic commercial foundry activity and infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Intel with the duty of providing foundry services for the first part of its Rapid Assured Microelectronics Prototypes - Commercial (RAMP-C) program. The program exists to ensure that the U.S.'s commercial foundries are developing the goods necessary for the DoD's systems to remain in peak shape.
In the press release announcing Intel's win, the company's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, has a statement that references the semiconductor shortage troubling the world right now, as well as how excited the company is to have its Intel Foundry Services serve the U.S. government as a partner.
The project will entail Intel working with fellow companies such as IBM to ensure the U.S. government's needs are met in the IC (integrated circuit) sector. Randhir Thakur, Intel Foundry Services president, is quoted as saying the following within the press release:
This is one of many big moves Intel has made to establish itself as the key to the semiconducting future of the United States. It's also investing $20 billion in new factories, announced it's going all-in on GPUs, and has big chip plans that extend through 2025.
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