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Digital Brief: Intel spends big, DSA fees & dark patterns

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The EU Chips Act will empower private companies and governments to work together to drastically advance Europe’s position in...
Industrial Strategy 15-03-2022

US chip manufacturer Intel announces €33bn investment in Europe

The investment will support the establishment of a new mega fab in Germany, the expansion of an existing factory in Ireland, an R&D and design hub in France, and production and research capacities in Italy, Spain and Poland.
Industrial Strategy 22-02-2022

What the Chips Act doesn’t say: The environmental challenge of producing semiconductors

The dire environmental cost of semiconductor manufacturing, which is getting more problematic with every new generation of microchips, has been largely overlooked in the European Commission’s semiconductor package. The Chips Act, presented earlier this month, is part of an overall...
Technology 26-01-2022

Intel wins appeal against $1.2 billion EU antitrust fine

Intel on Wednesday (26 January) won its appeal against a $1.2 billion EU antitrust fine handed down to the U.S. chipmaker twelve years ago for stifling a rival, in a major setback for EU antitrust regulators.
Industrial Strategy 26-01-2022

Intel plans billion-euro investment in next-generation microchips on EU soil

With investments amounting to 80 billion euros, Intel wants to massively expand its production facilities in Europe, focusing on next-generation microchips measuring two nanometres and smaller than that.
Transport 08-09-2021

Intel to invest up to €80 billion in boosting EU chip capacity

Intel Corp on Tuesday (7 September) said it could invest as much as €80 billion in Europe over the next decade to boost the region's chip capacity and will open up its semiconductor plant in Ireland for automakers.
Industrial Strategy 28-07-2021

German carmakers partially shut down amid semiconductor shortage

The German automotive industry is continuing to struggle with a severe supply shortage in semiconductors, while national and European authorities are trying to boost local production capacities.
Technology 22-08-2019

Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’, Dutch NGO warns

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.
Technology 23-04-2015

The Google case shows why competition policy in the digital economy needs to change

The European Commission’s antitrust case against Google is the latest in a series of attempts to prevent tech giants from monopolising EU markets. But past cases against Intel and Microsoft illustrate the need to review the EU’s outdated competition policy, argues Diego Zuluaga.
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Technology 13-06-2014

EU’s top court backs Commission antitrust fine to Intel

The European Court of Justice confirmed on Thursday the 1.4 billion dollars fine that the European Commission imposed on Intel after an antitrust investigation.
Technology 12-06-2014

Intel loses EU court challenge against €1.06 billion fine

US chipmaker Intel yesterday (11 June) lost its challenge against a record €1.06 billion fine handed down by European Union antitrust regulators five years ago, for blocking rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
Trade & Society 21-05-2013

Intel exec: Europe must invest to remain competitive

Europe has some of the most innovative countries in the world, Intel executive Christian Morales says in a video interview, but investment must be maintained across energy, health and other sectors to ensure that the continent keeps its competitive edge.
Trade & Society 11-10-2012

EU, US companies push for ‘realistic’ transatlantic trade deal

SPECIAL REPORT / Companies on both sides of the Atlantic have urged EU and US policymakers to negotiate a ‘realistic’ trade and investment agreement that not only benefits their economies, but serves as a model for the rest of the world.
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Economy & Jobs 03-07-2012

New Momentum for Trans-Atlantic Relations?

At the 2011 EU-US Summit, leaders assigned the Transatlantic Economic Council to establish a high- level working group on jobs and growth. This working group focuses on identifying policies and measures to increase EU -- US trade and investment to support job creation, economic growth and international competitiveness. Following the recent G8 summit in Maryland and the high level working group's report to be issued soon, negotiations on transatlantic trade will receive renewed impetus.
Trade & Society 07-06-2012

EU eyes ‘Airbus of chips’ amid market setbacks

European Union companies are steadily losing ground to foreign competitors in the strategic semiconductors market, despite calls to create a European champion. EURACTIV reports from the headquarters in Taiwan of TSMC, the world’s top chip manufacturer.
Competition 14-05-2009

EU fines Intel record €1.06 billion

The European Commission yesterday (13 May) imposed its highest ever fine on Intel, the world's leading chipmaker, which stands accused of abusing its dominant position to cripple its only serious rival AMD, ultimately pushing up personal computer prices.
Competition 18-07-2008

EU issues new accusations against Intel

The competition case against the leading global chipmaker Intel worsened yesterday when the European Commission made public additional allegations of abuse of dominant market position by the US giant, which is notably suspected of pursuing unfair practices against its main rival, AMD.
Competition 27-07-2007

Anti-trust crackdown pending, Commission warns Intel

Two years after it conducted dawn raids in Intel offices, the European Commission has told the chip maker that it is suspected of abusing its dominant market position, with the aim of excluding rival AMD from the computer microprocessor market.