TSMC to build a $12 billion advanced semiconductor plant in Arizona with U.S. government support – TechCrunch

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract semiconductor foundry, said today that it plans to build an advanced chip foundry in Arizona with support from the state and the United States federal government.

The announcement follows a Wall Street Journal report earlier this week that White House officials were in talks with TSMC and Intel to build foundries in the U.S., as part of its effort to reduce reliance on chip factories in Asia. Based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, TSMC provides chip components for many of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and its U.S. clients include Apple and Qualcomm.


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NXP Collaborates With TSMC to Enhance Automotive Platform

NXP Semiconductors N.V. NXPI has been making all efforts to expand its share in the automotive market.

NXP recently collaborated with TSMC TSM with an aim of using the latter’s 5-nanometer (5nm) technology for its next generation automotive platform.

The company’s automotive design solutions will be combined with TSMC’s 5nm technology to develop robust 5nm processors.

Per the deal, the companies will create a System-on-Chip (SoC) platform in 5nm based on 16nm designs to develop the next generation automotive processors.

These new processors based on TSMC’s 5nm process will be used in varied applications like connected cockpits, high-performance domain controllers,

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