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Tech Tuesday: The financial role Ohio played in landing Intel's new semiconductor chip factories

Intel will invest at least $20 billion in a new manufacturing complex in central Ohio in an effort to ramp up U.S. production of computer chips.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has called the Intel choice a “transformative” event for the state.

Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger called the plan a catalyst for a new “Silicon Heartland,” which is expected to be the largest economic development project in Ohio history when all’s said and done.

It's all part of a push to ramp up domestic production of computer chips.

On Tech Tuesday, we talk about how to figure out what financial role the state played in the deal.

We'll also discuss how significant air travel interruptions related to 5G technology have been avoided for now and Microsoft's deal to buy the video game company Activision Blizzard.


  • Harold Feld, senior vice president at Public Knowledge, a DC-based nonprofit that advocates for an open internet
  • Karen Weise, a technology correspondent covering Amazon and Microsoft for The New York Times.
  • Don Clark, a freelance reporter covering the computer chip industry for The New York Times

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