World’s first TSMC chip factory can be located in Dresden, Germany



    Source: TSMC.

    In addition to the enterprise in Arizona, designed to use advanced lithography, the company is now involved in a joint project with Japanese Sony and Denso and the local undertaking should be operational by 2024. If Sony became interested in receiving mostly 28nm components from TSMC, then Denso, which is the third shareholder of the joint venture, eventually developed the initiative to produce 12nm products for the domestic and foreign automotive industry.

    In Germany, TSMCs facility could begin construction in 2024, and its main purpose is to serve the local automotive industry, sources said. The demand for 28nm and 22nm chips is good for customers, and a TSMC delegation to Dresden in January is trying to figure out the budget for the project and the scale of the future production. With the help of the European authorities, it’s known that they would have a maximum of forty-three billion dollars to finance such projects, but the corresponding suppliers, which might also be established around Dresden, are firmly committed to localization of production in Germany, who are convinced that the localization of goods in Germany is not profitable without the delivery of a subpoena to the government. Recall that the competing GlobalFoundries in Dresden is long-standing and is an active enterprise for the production of chips, the inherited from AMD. It’s still difficult to say what portion of the infrastructure companies can share between themselves.

    The production of chips requires up to 50 different types of equipment and more than 22,000 materials and chemicals, therefore TSMC will have to bring its suppliers to Germany. It was recently reported that the growth of the estimate for the construction of its own enterprises in Germany has recently made Intel think about increasing costs not only to the local level, but also to the local level of subsidies.

    A source says the problem of TSMC could be lack of skilled labor. The company already frightened to hire some hundred specialist for an American company, sending them on long-term internships to Taiwan, such a situation becomes infrastructural, and the emergence of relevant prospects in Germany will only beexacerbated by the problem of training. At the same time, in Europe, the Middle East and the Africa region, TSMC has sold only 66% of its products in terms of revenue, and North America provides 65% of its revenues.

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