TSMC mulls building German plant‘IN ITS INFANCY’: The company’s 12-inch fab in Arizona is to be its first major overseas chip manufacturing site, while the fab in Japan would be its second, if it is constructedBy Lisa Wang / Staff reporterTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電) is evaluating the feasibility of constructing a semiconductor fabrication plant in Germany as it continues to expand overseas, it said yesterday. “About the German fab, we are seriously looking into it, but it is still in its infancy,” TSMC chairman Mark Liu (劉德音) told the annual general meeting. Photo: Grace Hung, Taipei TimesThe US is to be the first major overseas chip manufacturing site for TSMC, as it started constructing an advanced 12-inch fab in Arizona earlier this year. Japan could be TSMC’s second overseas site, as the chipmaker said that it is carrying out due diligence regarding building a fab there. Liu said that he was not concerned about the countries’ localization plans, as their semiconductor supply chains would be partial.
Source: Taipei Times July 26, 2021 15:56 UTC