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EU seeks to coordinate investment, funding to boost chip production, Von der Leyen says

By Matthew Newman
  • 15 Sep 2021 03:37
  • 15 Sep 2021 03:37
EU countries will be called on to coordinate investment and research to boost the manufacture of semiconductors, after a global chip supply shortage in the past year forced carmakers to suspend production.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told EU lawmakers today that the commission would present a “European

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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