Why Taiwan is moving chip production to the US and other countries


The largest Taiwanese chip manufacturing company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has decided to transfer its production facilities to a number of other countries.


First of all, we are talking about the opening of new production facilities of the company in Germany, Japan and the USA. So, in early 2023, a Taiwanese delegation will arrive in Germany to conclude relevant agreements. Yoshihiro Seki, general secretary of the working group of the ruling party of Japan on industrial strategy, confirmed the imminent construction of the company's plant in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Notable in this regard is TSMC's increased investment in chip manufacturing in the United States. Over time, the company plans to completely move its facilities to the United States. However, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co already has a factory in Arizona, and a second facility will open in 2026.

The transfer of chip production to the US and other countries is not accidental. At the end of November, Taiwan held elections to local governments, as a result of which the ruling Democratic Progressive Party was defeated and representatives of the Kuomintang party loyal to Beijing won the majority of seats in the municipalities. Thus, the largest manufacturer of strategic products in Taiwan decided to move its enterprises to a safer area for security reasons.

Along with this, the West increased the supply of weapons to its island ally. In the event of an escalation in relations between Taiwan and mainland China, the latter will be opposed by a well-armed army, while the production of microchips much needed by Beijing will be relocated to the United States and other regions of the world.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 December 2022 12: 37
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    By the way, a logical solution, which is usually "forgotten"
    The Taiwanese company is simply opening factories in other countries. As the Japanese did earlier, with their auto industry, for example.
    The profits of the owners will even increase, and the risks will decrease.
    1. oao Offline oao
      oao (Chizhov Kirill) 26 December 2022 12: 41
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      Only the Japanese do not work for them, but the locals do.
  2. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 26 December 2022 13: 18
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    I wonder how China will react to this provocation?
    1. Pro100 Offline Pro100
      Pro100 (Vladimir Babaev) 26 December 2022 14: 06
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      China has already made multibillion-dollar investments in its electronics industry, and specifically in the production of chips. It's a matter of time what will work first.
  3. Vyacheslav Krylov (Vyacheslav Krylov) 26 December 2022 14: 21
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    The largest Taiwanese chip manufacturing company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has decided to transfer its production facilities to a number of other countries.

    Stupid TSMC is not catching up with prospects. As "other countries" it is expedient to understand Russia, first of all. Over Russia "the rain does not drop."
  4. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) 26 December 2022 22: 54
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    Who rules the world, he dances the girl. Otherwise, the girl will be tight and not enough.
  5. In passing Online In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 27 December 2022 18: 49
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    The owner of the company is Taiwanese with an American passport. Graduated from Massachusetts and Stanford. Apparently, the Americans made an offer that is hard to refuse.