In an interview, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger likened semiconductors to oil, suggesting that computer chips will play a central role in international relations in the decades ahead.
"Oil reserves have defined geopolitics for the last five decades. Where the fabs [semiconductor factories] are for a digital future is more important," Gelsinger said. "Let's build them where we want them and define the world that we want to be part of in the U.S. and Europe."
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