Factbox-Intel latest to get US funds for chips, more grants and loans planned

By Thomson Reuters Mar 20, 2024 | 3:49 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Intel Corp on Wednesday was the latest semiconductor company to be awarded billions of dollars in grants and loans from the U.S. government in President Joe Biden’s effort to supercharge domestic chip output.

Below is a list of the awards made so far and those expected in the weeks and months ahead.


The Biden administration said it has inked a preliminary agreement with Intel for $8.5 billion in grants and up to $11 billion in loans for plants and upgrades to manufacturing sites in Arizona, Ohio, Oregon and New Mexico.


In February, the Biden administration awarded $1.5 billion to GlobalFoundries, the world’s third-largest contract chipmaker, to build a semiconductor production facility in Malta, New York, and expand existing operations there and in Burlington, Vermont.


In January, Commerce announced Microchip Technology would get $162 million in government grants, allowing the company to triple production of mature-node semiconductor chips and microcontroller units at two U.S. factories.


The U.S. Commerce Department in December said it planned to award $35 million to BAE Systems to quadruple production in New Hampshire for key semiconductor chips used in F-35 fighter jets and commercial satellites.


Awards for South Korea’s Samsung and Taiwan’s Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and are expected in the coming weeks and months.

(Reporting by Chris Sanders; Editing by David Gregorio)