TSMC plans to set up new R&D center near Tokyo
According to Taiwan United Daily News, Japan’s Trade Ministry had been proactively talking TSMC into building a chip plant in Japan following the TSMC investment of US$12 billion to set up plants in Arizona.
A move that they worry will weaken the nation’s significance in the global semiconductor supply chain.
But a lack of sufficient supplying resources for wafer manufacturing in Japan could likely risk scattering the company’s development resources, leading TSMC to declining such proposals.
Sensing the need to acquire advanced semiconductor manufacturing domestically that had raised importance amid the pandemic, coupled with an escalation of the US-China tech cold war, Japan’s Trade Ministry had since turned to tempting TSMC to build a chip packaging firm in the country.
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