Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will build a facility in Arizona capable of producing chips using a 5-nanometre process.
The plan comes as COVID-19 has highlighted just how much the United States relies on global supply chains for technology production.
"This project is of critical, strategic importance to a vibrant and competitive US semiconductor ecosystem that enables leading US companies to fabricate their cutting-edge semiconductor products within the United States and benefit from the proximity of a world-class semiconductor foundry and ecosystem," TSMC said in a statement.
"The strong investment climate in the United States, and its talented workforce make this and future investments in the US attractive."
The creation of the Arizona facility follows the firm's decision to build its first US fab in Camas, Washington and design centres in Austin, Texas, and San Jose, California.
Construction is set to begin in 2021 with production in 2024. Capacity will be 20,000 semiconductor wafers per month.
According to TSMC, the investment will cost an estimated $12 billion from 2021 to 2029.
Probably the same reason Intel has fabs in Arizona? Including Intel's new fab42 that will be for their top of the line 7nm node. I believe this would be Intel's 4th fab in Arizona alone. They must be doing something right in the state to attract the fabs from these companies.
Last edited by EniGma1987; 05-15-2020 at 04:14 PM.