TSMC now hopes to build 6 “fabs” in the United States over the subsequent three years
One supply mentioned that the U.S. was behind the request to build the extra fabs. He mentioned, “The United States requested it. Internally TSMC is planning to build up to six fabs.” TSMC does have an older facility in the state of Washington and one other in China that seems older elements as the overwhelming majority of its high-powered chips are produced in Taiwan.
The preliminary manufacturing facility is positioned in Phoenix, Arizona and TSMC is reportedly spending $12 billion to build it and get it working. Last month, TSMC additionally mentioned that it will spend $100 billion over the subsequent three years to increase its present chip manufacturing amenities. Because of the pandemic, there may be a scarcity of chips worldwide and that is having a unfavorable impression on the vehicle and tech industries as Ford is believed to be chopping manufacturing by 50% and Apple has warned of shortages for the iPad throughout the second half of this yr.
TSMC was asked whether or not the growth to as many as six total fabs was due to a request from the U.S. and acknowledged that the resolution to build addition fabs shall be primarily based on different elements. These elements had been mentioned by the firm’s CEO C.C. Wei throughout a convention name final month following TSMC’s newest quarterly earnings report.
TSMC says that “Once there is any official decision, we will disclose it accordingly.”