TSMC Looking Into Expanding Chip Manufacturing In US, Building Fab In Japan
phalse phace shares a report from Reuters: During an analyst call for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd’s quarterly earnings, TSMC chairman Mark Liu signaled that they are looking into building new factories in the United States and Japan. “TSMC said it will expand production capacity in China and does not rule out the possibility of a ‘second phase’ expansion at its $12 billion factory in the U.S. state of Arizona.” Furthermore, “the CEO on Thursday revealed TSMC is currently conducting ‘due diligence’ on whether to build a fab in Japan, which would mark a strategically important geographic expansion for the chipmaker. Any Japan fab will be for “specialty technology” — a term that usually refers to mature node chips that serve specific or niche markets, Liu said, adding that there is no final decision yet.”

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