Taiwan’s TSMC begins hiring push for $12 billion Arizona facility

New hires will first go through a year-long training at TSMC’s Tainan facility

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/24
By: Eric Chang, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer

TSMC Tainan office building (Reuters photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has begun recruiting over 600 engineers and executives for its planned wafer fab in the U.S.

TSMC plans to have current employees and new hires work at a US$12 billion foundry that will start construction next year in Phoenix, Arizona, Chairman Mark Liu (劉德音) told Nikkei Asia. Liu said upwards of 300 current employees and managers will be sent from Taiwan to Phoenix to help get things going at the 5-nanometer process facility.

The U.S. has said it will offer as many working visas as TSMC needs, sources told the outlet. The Taiwanese company is also looking to hire 300 engineers with one to two years of experience who are eligible to work in the U.S., Liu added.

These new engineers will initially go through a year-long intensive training program at TSMC’s 5-nm plant located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park in Tainan — where training will be conducted in English — before heading to Phoenix. TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, first announced plans to build the Arizona plant in May.   [FULL  STORY]

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