Wolfspeed: US group wants to build billion-dollar chip factory in Saarland

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US group wants to invest billions in Saarland

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The Ensdorf coal-fired power plant in Saarland. The plant will soon be gone – a factory for semiconductors is to be built in its place.

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Semiconductors instead of coal: The chip manufacturer Wolfspeed is planning a state-of-the-art factory near Saarlouis. It is intended to be a showcase project for structural change.


Caspar Busse, Claus Hulverscheidt, Georg Ismar and Christina Kunkel

There are billions for Saarland: The American semiconductor manufacturer Wolfspeed is planning a new production facility in the federal state that is struggling with economic upheaval. A new, state-of-the-art factory for semiconductors is to be built on the site of a former coal-fired power plant in Ensdorf in the Saarlouis district. According to SZ information, the project is about to be announced. This Wednesday, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to give the go-ahead together with Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck, Saarland Prime Minister Anke Rehlinger and industry representatives.

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