It seems that the pressure of the Trump administration has had no effect, and that is that TSMC , one of the largest silicon manufacturers in the world, has confirmed that despite requests from the United States government, they have no intention of building a factory. on US soil in the short term .
The requests of the US government. They go through having chips made on American soil, something that would allow them to ” review ” them, since their use would be linked to military applications. Because of this, manufacturing them at home would give them greater security, but TSMC’s plans do not include the idea of building a factory on American soil.
Although TSMC has not completely ruled out the possibility of building a new silicon factory in the United States, if it is manufactured it will not be for the government, but for the consumers themselves , who offer much more facilities when it comes to delivering the chips, not to mention that consumers are the first interested in keeping everything as it has been until now , since a factory in the United States would only make prices more expensive, and even more so when the United States . He wants to force TSMC to stop selling silicon to Huawei , one of its main customers, so having a factory there will allow the United States . pulling the rope even further in the future, and it doesn’t sound very tempting at all.