Tim Cook “I will use TSMC chips made in USA in the future” | Joongang Ilbo | Joongang Daily

ⓒ JoongAng Ilbo / JoongAng Ilbo Japanese version2022.12.08 07:52

President Biden, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang attend the equipment installation ceremony for Taiwan’s TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor foundry, in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 6. A large number of US politicians and business figures attended the event to celebrate the production of “Made in America” ​​semiconductors. “The future of America has never been better,” said President Biden, and Cook said he would use TSMC chips in things like the iPhone.

President Biden repeatedly clarified his will to revive the manufacturing industry in a speech against the backdrop of a banner that read, “Phoenix, the Future of Made in America.” This announcement is an extension of the “CHIPS Act” he signed in August, so it is also a meaningful event from the standpoint of President Biden.

Cook said Apple will use American chips for the first time in almost a decade and is a key step in reducing its reliance on manufacturing in Asia, according to Bloomberg and Reuters. He said, “I hope that the cooperative relationship will expand in the future, as TSMC has newly established deeper roots in the United States.”

According to reports, TSMC’s Arizona plant will produce 4-nanometer and 3-nanometer chips used in NVIDIA’s graphics processors, along with A-series chips for Apple’s iPhones and M-series chips for MacBooks, starting in 2024. become. Prior to this, TSMC decided to invest $12 billion last year to build a factory in Arizona, and decided to build a second factory this time. Total investment scale increased to $40 billion.

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