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Chip manufacturer TSMC considers expansion to Germany

Taiwanese chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has officially confirmed for the first time that it is considering Germany as a location for its new fab. “We are seriously considering Germany,” group chief executive Mark Liu said at the company’s annual general meeting in Taipei on Monday. However, he stressed that the process was still at a rather early stage. TSMC will first consult its key customers in Germany, Liu said. The company wants to determine how important local production is for its customers. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., headquartered in Hsinchu, is the world’s largest contract chip manufacturer.

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