Friday, November 23rd 2012

TSMC Looking to Build Fabs in the US

Global Foundries could soon howdy-neighbor TSMC in upstate New York, with the Taiwanese semiconductor giant looking to set up a fab there. According to an X-bit Labs report, TSMC began groundwork on its US venture by consulting with Deloitte, to look for viable sites in Rensselaer, Saratoga and Oneida counties, that have abundant water, power, and gas to operate 3.2 million square feet buildings with 1,000 employees, 40 percent of which are college-graduated engineers.

Deloitte also took a look around Luther Forest Technology Campus, where Global Foundries' Fab 8 is located. A little earlier this week, Bill Owens, a Congressman from upstate New York flew to Taiwan, to meet with TSMC CFO Lora Ho to pitch upstate a little more. TSMC is a principal foundry partner of companies such as Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and AMD.

Source: X-bit Labs
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28 Comments on TSMC Looking to Build Fabs in the US

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drdeathx
by: FordGT90Concept
Why is New York state so special? There's so many other states that are far more business friendly than New York. New York actually might have among the highest tax rates of all US states. This confounds the mind.

Regardless, I'm not going to complain about high tech manufacturing jobs anywhere in the USA.
Shipping to Europe could be a reason. New York is by the Atlantic. I am sure they worked out a tax break to manufacturer in NY.
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cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: drdeathx
Shipping to Europe could be a reason. New York is by the Atlantic. I am sure they worked out a tax break to manufacturer in NY.
Its got to be a tax break. Houston's port is also huge and jobs/people/taxes are all better there.
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drdeathx
by: cdawall
Its got to be a tax break. Houston's port is also huge and jobs/people/taxes are all better there.
Freight overseas to Houston is more than California. There has to be a reason for the east coast.
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