The Taiwanese previously announced that they would allocate around $ 10 billion to $ 12 billion for a new location in Phoenix, Arizona. But it will likely be the first of six potential new factories there, Reuters sources said. It could also involve a more advanced 3 nanometer factory. It could cost $ 23 billion to $ 25 billion.
The fact that TSMC is not shy about taking a lot of money has already been demonstrated recently: the company announced that it will allocate around $ 100 billion over the next three years to expand its chip manufacturing capacity. With this large amount, the chipmaker hopes to be able to meet the rapidly growing demand for chips. Automakers have recently been plagued with significant chip shortages. As a result, more and more parties are forced to reduce their production.
There is also a debate on how to boost chip production in the European Union. For example, Intel has already shown serious interest in this regard. The American chip company recently discussed this with Brussels and could receive a large grant. But at TSMC, talks with the EU appear to be going “very badly,” according to Reuters sources. A TSMC spokeswoman says the company has not ruled out any possibilities, but there are currently no plans for a plant in Europe.