Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), a global semiconductor manufacturer, hinted on the 15th that it is discussing plans to mass-produce semiconductors in Japan. Due to the recent global supply shortage, the battle for semiconductors is fierce. If a production base can be established in Japan, it may help to improve manufacturing capabilities.
TSMC has the world’s top semiconductor technology. According to Taiwanese media reports, CEO Wei Zhejia stated that when he disclosed the second quarter (April to June) financial report of 2021, he set up a production base in Japan and said that it is necessary to start discussions about customer requirements and costs. Wei Zhe’s family did not mention specific place names.
The shortage of semiconductors has caused major production and shipment stagnation in industries such as automobiles worldwide, which has poured cold water on the economic recovery after the new crown epidemic. Due to the high demand, TSMC has previously announced that it intends to invest 100 billion US dollars in increasing production capacity in the next three years, and it will continue to lead the semiconductor industry.
Chairman Liu Deyin revealed that the semiconductor manufacturing plant that is being planned to be built in Arizona in the western United States will begin manufacturing 5-nanometer process semiconductors in the first quarter of 2024, with a monthly output of 20,000.
The sales for the second quarter of 2021 announced that day were NT$372.145 billion (approximately RMB 86.2 billion), an increase of 19.8% over the same period last year, and net profit increased by 11.2% year-on-year to NT$134.359 billion.