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Inside Taiwanese chip giant, US expansion stokes tension: Report

Internal doubts are mounting at the Taiwanese chip maker over its US factory, according to interviews with 11 TSMC employees

Shortage of raw materials and unavailability of containers in August have lengthened lead times – the time taken between ordering a chip and its delivery.
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s biggest maker of advanced computer chips, is upgrading and expanding a new factory in Arizona that promises to help move the US toward a more self-reliant technological future. But to some at the company, the $40 billion project is something else: a bad business decision.

Internal doubts are mounting at the Taiwanese chip maker over its US factory, according to interviews with 11 TSMC employees. Many of the workers said the project could distract from the research and development focus that had long helped TSMC outmaneuver rivals. Some added that they were hesitant to

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First Published: Feb 25 2023 | 12:03 AM IST

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