KEY POINTS
  • Several U.S. semiconductor firms are deliberating whether to oppose a package of chip industry subsidies if the final language of the legislation disproportionately benefits manufacturers like Intel.
  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has told lawmakers that a vote could come as early as Tuesday.
  • The bills are aimed at making the U.S. more competitive against a rising China.

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Intel Pentium CPU photographed after Intel revealed information about major flow in the chipsets. 

Several U.S. semiconductor firms are deliberating whether to oppose a package of chip industry subsidies if the final language of the legislation awaiting a vote in the Senate disproportionately benefits manufacturers like Intel, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has told lawmakers that a vote could come as early as Tuesday on a slimmed-down set of bills to bolster the U.S. computer chip industry, after Democratic lawmakers cleaved them from a larger, more contentious bill.

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