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TSMC wins subsidies to expand US chip manufacturing in Arizona

TSMC wins subsidies to expand US chip manufacturing
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TSMC wins subsidies to expand US chip manufacturing
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TSMC wins subsidies to expand US chip manufacturing: An additional facility will be built in Arizona, USA, by the prominent chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), bringing the total investment in the nation to $65 billion. As part of larger attempts to boost semiconductor manufacture within the US, the US government has allocated $6.6 billion in subsidies and could lend up to $5 billion to back the program, which has led to this massive growth.

As tensions with China escalate, the nation’s dependence on Asian suppliers, especially Taiwan, for semiconductor supply becomes an increasingly pressing worry. In light of the potential threats to US economic and national security posed by this reliance, the US government has been pushing for the development of domestic semiconductor production capacities. More than fifty billion dollars in grants were authorized in 2022 to support the research and production parts of the business.

The Commerce Department predicts that by 2030, the United States’ share of advanced chip manufacture will have increased from zero to around twenty percent, all thanks to these expenditures. Laurie Locascio, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, praised the backing of TSMC, saying it will solidify America’s position as a leader in a sector vital to the international digital economy.

Serving clients like Apple, TSMC—a semiconductor manufacturer with headquarters in Taiwan and substantial operations in China—stands as the largest manufacturer in the world. Prior to this, the business had stated that its first US factory will open in 2020 and begin operations the following year. A second plant is expected to start chip manufacture by 2028. The third facility, which was just announced, is expected to start operations before the decade’s end.

There will be tens of thousands of indirect jobs created as a result of the agreement with TSMC, in addition to 20,000 construction positions in factories and at least 6,000 high-tech jobs directly. The lack of qualified workers and the unpredictability of US government incentives have caused TSMC to face delays in meeting manufacturing deadlines.

Issues like semiconductor supply and green technology have contributed to heightened tensions between the two countries; US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently visited China in an effort to alleviate these concerns. Despite Yellen’s observation of a betterening of relations, worries regarding Beijing’s fiscal policies, especially its encouragement of sectors such as solar panels and electric vehicles, continue.

There may be good intentions behind attempts to enhance bilateral relations, but deep-seated prejudices and mistrust between China and the United States persist. Geopolitical tensions between the two world powers are reflected in the fact that, despite diplomatic exchanges, fundamental disputes about each other’s trade and economic policies remain.


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