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Newport Wafer Fab: Nexperia

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL7614, tabled on 4 April 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the takeover of Newport Wafer Fab by Nexperia, a Chinese owned company, whether the semiconductor plant is the largest in the UK; and what assessment they have made of the supply need for semiconductors in the UK.

Answered on

19 April 2022

Newport Wafer Fab is one of the largest semiconductor plants in the UK. The Government is aware of the vital role of the semiconductor sector in the global economy and remains committed to ensuring the UK sector continues to play an important role in an international ecosystem.