Date
18 December 2017
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is not calculating expansion in the United States any time soon. Photo: Bloomberg
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is not calculating expansion in the United States any time soon. Photo: Bloomberg

TSMC not tempted to expand in US

The world’s biggest contract chip maker has no plans to expand operations in the United States despite attempts by various state governments to woo the company, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. 

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. chairman Morris Chang said it is hard for the company to create economies of scale in the US. It has a chip plant in Camas, Washington.

Economies of scale are important in the capital-intensive industry to keep costs in check but building one or two plants in any country would not offer synergies, the report quoted an unnamed company executive as saying.

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