Intel Considering German Fab Near Munich

A minister of the German state of Bavaria has confirmed that the state is in discussions with Intel about building a local fab, Reuters reported today. Economy Minister Hubert Aiwanger did not detail how the negotiations were proceeding but indicated that Bavaria offered Intel at least one possible location.

Pat Gelsinger, Intel’s CEO, visited Europe in April to discuss building a state-of-the-art semiconductor fab there to support the company’s IDM 2.0 strategy comprised of vast in-house manufacturing, some outsourcing and offering contract manufacturing services under the Intel Foundry Services moniker.