TSMC to increase chip production in Japan While China-Taiwan is still tense

The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday (Oct. 19) that the Taiwanese company semiconductor Taiwan’s Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is considering expanding chip production in Japan. Meanwhile, tensions between China and the West continue to deter the company.

The source stated that The Japanese government has given the green light for TSMC to expand its production capacity beyond its first production facility. Although no official decision has yet been made on the matter.

TSMC’s plant in Japan, currently under construction, is aimed at producing less advanced chips used in automobiles. While considering the capacity increase may focus on the production of more cutting-edge technology.

CNBC news agency reported that World leaders expressed concern about Taiwan’s independence from Chinese control. After a visit to Taiwan by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has fueled rising tensions between the two nations. Chinese authorities have responded to the case by holding massive military drills and halting some imports from Taiwan.

TSMC chairman Mark Liu said at an industry event on Wednesday that the US-China trade conflict and the escalating tension of the situation in the Taiwan Strait It is a huge obstacle for all industries, including the semiconductor chip industry.

TSMC isn’t the only technology maker to move production to areas less directly influenced by China. While Apple itself has revealed that Some of the new iPhone 14 handsets will be manufactured by Foxconn in India.

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