A 300 millimetre silicon wafer, with 22-nanometre chips, in the semiconductor production clean rooms at the Globalfoundries fabrication (fab) plant in Dresden, Germany, on February 11. Photo: Bloomberg
A 300 millimetre silicon wafer, with 22-nanometre chips, in the semiconductor production clean rooms at the Globalfoundries fabrication (fab) plant in Dresden, Germany, on February 11. Photo: Bloomberg

UK probes Chinese takeover of Newport Wafer Fab, the country’s biggest chip plant

  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he asked the country’s national security adviser to look into Nexperia’s acquisition of Newport Wafer Fab
  • Dutch chip maker Nexperia was acquired by China’s Wingtech Technology in 2018

A 300 millimetre silicon wafer, with 22-nanometre chips, in the semiconductor production clean rooms at the Globalfoundries fabrication (fab) plant in Dresden, Germany, on February 11. Photo: Bloomberg
A 300 millimetre silicon wafer, with 22-nanometre chips, in the semiconductor production clean rooms at the Globalfoundries fabrication (fab) plant in Dresden, Germany, on February 11. Photo: Bloomberg
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