Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company building in Taiwan on December 2021. (Google Maps/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd explored building a semiconductor factory in Singapore to help address a global supply shortage, the Wall Street Journal reports.
TSMC studied the feasibility of production lines that would make 7- to 28-nanometer chips widely used in cars, smartphones, and other devices.
The cost would run into the billions of dollars. The government in Singapore, a central chip-making hub, might help fund the plant.
The global semiconductor chip crisis has agitated many industries, forcing governments like the U.S. and Japan to attract chip-production sites.
Major chipmakers like GlobalFoundries Inc and Micron Technology Inc, andInfineon Technologies AGhave a significant presence in Singapore.
By Anusuya Lahiri
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