Intel CEO to travel to Europe to meet officials, customers

FILE PHOTO: Intel CEO visits Arizona factory on Manufacturing Day

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chipmaker Intel Corp confirmed on Wednesday that Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger will travel to Europe next week to meet with European Union officials and customers.

Intel said last month that it will build a major new semiconductor factory - called a "fab" by industry officials - in Europe, with plans to announce a site within the next year. Intel did not specify which government officials Gelsinger would meet.

(Reporting by Douglas Busvine in Berlin and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco)