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Reuters: Ukraine plans to start chip manufacturing amid Russian war

The photo shows Digital Transformation Minister Mykhaylo Fedorov. Photo: president.gov.ua

A new plan presented by Ukraine’s Digital Transformation Minister Mykhailo Fedorov and his deputy, Valeria Ionan, proposed state support for the creation of a chipmaking industry and building up artificial intelligence, according to Reuters.

The Win 2030 plan was revealed after the Ukrainian army’s commander-in-chief said Kyiv needs to make a technological breakthrough to win over Russia.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal also stressed the importance of technological innovation to achieve victory.

“Without innovation, I am deeply convinced our victory is possible, but will take much longer,” Shmyhal said.

Fedorov vowed policy changes to drive tech growth and said Ukraine was already using AI to help “kamikaze” drones find their targets and recognize the faces of Russian soldiers.

Ionan added that Ukraine was aiming to be among the top 15 countries in the development of microelectronics and the top 30 for unmanned vehicles.

The official said Ukraine had ambitions for a chip factory and “fabless” enterprises that do not produce their own semiconductors.

The ministry estimated the total cost of a facility that would be able to make 50,000 chips a year at $5-10 billion. The facility’s construction could start in 2025 and take three years to reach manufacturing capacity.

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A new plan presented by Ukraine’s Digital Transformation Minister Mykhailo Fedorov and his deputy, Valeria Ionan, proposed state support for the creation of a chipmaking industry and building up artificial intelligence, according to Reuters.

The Win 2030 plan was revealed after the Ukrainian army’s commander-in-chief said Kyiv needs to make a technological breakthrough to win over Russia.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal also stressed the importance of technological innovation to achieve victory.

“Without innovation, I am deeply convinced our victory is possible, but will take much longer,” Shmyhal said.

Fedorov vowed policy changes to drive tech growth and said Ukraine was already using AI to help “kamikaze” drones find their targets and recognize the faces of Russian soldiers.

Ionan added that Ukraine was aiming to be among the top 15 countries in the development of microelectronics and the top 30 for unmanned vehicles.

The official said Ukraine had ambitions for a chip factory and “fabless” enterprises that do not produce their own semiconductors.

The ministry estimated the total cost of a facility that would be able to make 50,000 chips a year at $5-10 billion. The facility’s construction could start in 2025 and take three years to reach manufacturing capacity.

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