With our unbeatable business climate, already thriving tech sector, and ready access to an international supply chain, AZ has long been a hub for advanced manufacturing AND semiconductor industries.
This project will further cement Arizona’s global leadership in tech manufacturing according to Governor Ducey.
The world’s biggest contract manufacturer of silicon chips — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. — says it will spend $12 billion to build a chip factory in Arizona, employing over 1,600 workers. The company plans to start construction next year for completion in 2024.
The move comes as the Trump administration has been pushing to bring more high-tech manufacturing to the U.S., in part over national security concerns. TSMC makes chips that support a broad range of devices including smartphones, laptops, and even servers running the internet.
- At the same time, the Trump administration blocked foreign chipmakers such as Taiwan Semiconductor from shipping products that use U.S. software and technology to Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.
About Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
Founded in Taiwan in 1987 by Morris Chang, TSMC was the world’s first dedicated semiconductor foundry and has long been the leading company in its field. It is listed on both the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2330) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TSM). Mark Liu serves as Chairman and C. C. Wei serves as CEO and Vice-Chairman.
Most of the leading fabless semiconductor companies such as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Apple Inc., Broadcom Inc., Marvell, MediaTek, Nvidia, and Qualcomm are customers of TSMC, as well as emerging companies such as Allwinner Technology, AppliedMicro, HiSilicon, Spectra7, and Spreadtrum.
Leading programmable logic device companies Xilinx and previously Altera also make or made use of TSMC’s foundry services. Some integrated device manufacturers that have their own fabrication facilities like Intel, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments outsource some of their production to TSMC.
At least one semiconductor company, LSI, re-sells TSMC wafers through its ASIC design services and design IP-portfolio.
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