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TSMC plans to make more advanced chips in US at urging of Apple

Bloomberg12/1/2022 05:30 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
TSMC plans to make more advanced chips in US at urging of Apple
TSMC to produce advanced 4-nanometer chips in Arizona plant when it opens in 2024
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will offer advanced 4-nanometer chips when its new US$12 billion plant in Arizona opens in 2024, an upgrade from its previous public statements, after US customers such as Apple Inc. pushed the company to do so, according to people familiar with the matter.

TSMC is expected to announce the new plan when President Joe Biden and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo visit Phoenix for a ceremony next Tuesday, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.

The TSMC factory had been slated to make 5-nanometer semiconductors, a standard that will be far from the cutting edge by 2024. The Taiwanese company also will commit to adding a second nearby plant, which will make even more advanced, 3-nanometer chips, they said.

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