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Thursday, 29 December 2011 13:25

US trying to encourage more investment from Taiwan

Written by Nick Farell



TSMC will need to go more “developing nation” than China


Now that China is doing rather well, it is starting to look like TSMC might have to look elsewhere to provide it with cheap labour.

China is getting pretty expensive and labour unions there are starting to get a little more militant. Now it seems that US senator Bill Owens, who represents the North Country, has travelled to Taiwan on Wednesday to talk with TSMC about a possible business investment in California.

TSMC is GlobalFoundries competition and it has a $4.6 billion computer chip factory in Saratoga County. Apparently he is not likely to have much luck, while TSMC is being encouraged into the US to help its developing economy, it is more interested in New York state.

More here.


Nick Farell

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0 #1 brad 2011-12-29 17:35
er, bill owens is from NY state. not from california. he went there to get them to build in NY. next time, try reading at least the first paragraph of the article you're writing about.
 
 
0 #2 jrharbort 2011-12-30 08:17
I had a feeling a while ago that something like this would happen. The Chinese economy would end up growing so powerful, that major companies would consider moving their resources back to the U.S.

Things have a way of working themselves out... Eventually...
 
 
0 #3 brad 2011-12-30 16:43
china has cheap labor and it'll stay cheap for a while. but i guess the costs of a fab isn't all labor, so it makes sense to do in the US.
 
 
0 #4 _Kilorad_ 2011-12-30 22:20
If the silicon comes from the US state of Missouri there are some cost savings in shipping the ore within the USA. Although I find it funny that Samsung chips are made in Texas for Apple, and then shipped to China for assembly... By Foxconn, which is Taiwan based.
 
 
0 #5 brad 2011-12-31 00:55
dude, shipping silicon is the most minor of minor costs when you're talking about a state of the art fab. really they get their wafers from missouri?
 

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