Intel Investment Shows Central Europe Is Benefiting from “China De-risking”

Poland, Czechia and much of Central Europe will gain from the burgeoning tech sector

20 June 2023

Martin Ehl

Senior Fellow

Central Europe and its main economic partner Germany are becoming the chip hub of the EU, but the Czech Republic needs more focus on R&D and education.

In the village of Kadlub, a short distance west of Wrocław, Poland, the American company Intel will build a $6.4 billion modern factory by 2027 where computer processing chips will be packaged and tested.

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It will be the last link in the chain that Intel intends to build in the European Union for the production of microchips, which are the driving force of the digital economy and a new symbol of independence and national security. As the EU set a goal to double its share of world semiconductor production from ten to twenty per cent by 2030, Intel’s investment should be one of the decisive steps.

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Martin Ehl

Senior Fellow

Visegrad Insight Senior Fellow. Martin Ehl is the Chief Analyst at Hospodářské noviny (Economic daily)

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