[フェニックス（米アリゾナ州）６日 ロイター] – US President Biden visited the Arizona factory of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest semiconductor contract manufacturing company, on the 6th.
The company announced today that it will expand its investment in Arizona to $40 billion, more than triple its original plan.
“America’s manufacturing is back,” Biden said at a ceremony at the new factory. He also said his recent visit to Asia convinced him that the United States is well-positioned to lead the global economy for years to come if it continues to focus.
Biden has been aiming to increase semiconductor production as the spread of the new coronavirus has disrupted supply chains and caused shortages in the auto industry and other industries. In August, the $52.7 billion Semiconductor Industry Support Act was passed.
A White House report last year said the United States accounted for just 12% of global semiconductor production, down from 37% two decades ago.
Concerns are growing over Taiwan’s dominance in producing semiconductors used in everything from mobile phones to cars to fighter jets, especially as China mounts military pressure on the island.