Technology company Intel will open a leading microchip design laboratory at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, which will include an initial investment of ₹4, shared with the government.00 million euros over a period of ten years,
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center-National Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) confirmed to EFE on Wednesday that the new RISC-V processor laboratory will become a reality, within the framework of the agreement with Intel. part of microchips, Approved by the government yesterday and whose budget is 12,000 million euros.
To launch the project, the US firm and government will contribute 20 million euros per year in equal parts over the next ten years. The microchips lab to be set up in Barcelona is one of Perte’s most important projects.
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, thanked in a tweet from Davos (Switzerland) yesterday that Intel had chosen Barcelona to explore this infrastructure: “Thanks Pat Gelsinger [consejero delegado de Intel] To select Spain for the leading laboratory of RISC-V processors”.
The lab will be commissioned soon with an initial recruitment of 300 employees and is anticipated to expand the team in the medium term.
The facilities will be located in the Nexus II building, within the Campus Nord of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC).
In a tweet, Generalitat’s general director of industry, Natalia Mas Guikes, also welcomed the investment and assured that “Catalonia has an industrial and research fabric to host both microchip design projects and a semiconductors factory”.
Intel is one of the few companies in the world that manufactures state-of-the-art chips other than South Korean Samsung—first in revenue—or Taiwanese TSMC.
Intel will open a microchip design laboratory in Barcelona