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TSMC Supply Lines, Prices Under Threat from Chip ‘Reshoring’: FT

 

(FT) Chip manufacturing “reshoring” by governments keen to build up their industries could damage the resilience of global supply chains that have been built up by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to an opinion piece in The Financial Times.

The finely tuned supply lines of the world’s biggest chip manufacturer could be disrupted to the detriment of TSMC’s own success and the global chip industry if it builds planned new factories in the US, Europe and Japan, wrote Kathrin Hille. It could also increase chip prices because the cost of production outside of Asia is so much higher, Hille added. Full story: Financial Times

 

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