By: Pan Chih-yi and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Dec. 7 (CNA) Chang Chun Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (長春化工) will build a plant in the U.S. state of Arizona to supply an advanced semiconductor fab that will be built there by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the company and one of TSMC's chemical suppliers said on Monday.
Based on the client's demand, Chang Chun will seek land in Arizona for its new plant, where the company will produce electronic-grade hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH)-based developers, electronic-grade solution, and plating solution, the company said.
It noted the plan to build a factory in the U.S. will not affect its ability to fulfill the demand of its existing clients since the company plans to increase its output to guarantee a sustainable supply to the semiconductor sector.
At the same time, the company is planning to build a new plant in either Taichung City or Changhua County in Taiwan to produce high-concentrated H2O2, with the goal of producing 50,000 tons a year, Chang Chun said. [FULL STORY]