The China Post
Date: April 14, 2017
By: Christine Choum
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world’s largest contract
chipmaker, said Thursday it was still location-hunting for its NT$500 billion 3-nanometer (nm) chip fab.
At a shareholder meeting, TSMC Co-CEO C.C. Wei (魏哲家) said the company was still considering all possibilities but added that setting up the fab in the U.S. was “still not a very optimal option.”
Wei was addressing news reports that the company had been considering building its most advanced plant yet in the U.S. rather than in Taiwan — a rumor that sent government officials scrambling for verification.
Technology Minister Chen Liang-gee (陳良基) later denied the report, saying TSMC management told him there were no plans to build the plant in the U.S. [FULL STORY]