Apple Chipmaker TSMC to Receive $6.6 Billion Grant to Step Up Production in the U.S.

The United States Commerce Department today announced a significant financial commitment to Apple chip supplier TSMC to make more chips in the U.S. (via Bloomberg).

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The White House shared a statement explaining that the U.S. Commerce Department will allocate a $6.6 billion subsidy to TSMC for the advancement of semiconductor production in Phoenix, Arizona. TSMC will also receive $5 billion in loans and be eligible to claim an investment tax credit of up to 25% of capital expenditures. The move is part of a larger initiative under the CHIPS and Science Act, which aims to rejuvenate the United States' semiconductor manufacturing capabilities.

TSMC has already committed to an escalated investment of $25 billion, elevating its total investment to $65 billion. This is the largest foreign direct investment in a completely new project in U.S. history.

The chipmaker also announced plans to construct a third fabrication plant in Arizona by 2030. The first TSMC plant in Arizona will start producing 4nm chips next year. The second plant, which was originally designed to make 3nm chips, will also make 2nm ones by 2028. The third plant will produce 2nm chips with capacity to make even more advanced semiconductors in the future.

Apple's most advanced chips are currently made in Taiwan using TSMC's ‌3nm‌ process, so the ability to make these chips and even more powerful ones in the future in the United States could represent a significant future shift in the company's supply chain.

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madmin Avatar
7 weeks ago
Maybe cheaper to help them build new fabs in the US than defend their existing ones
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sasparilla Avatar
7 weeks ago

As far as I know (and I could be mistaken), but I thought only a subset of Mac Pros were assembled in the USA. What is the point of setting up TSMC fabs in the US just to ship them all back to China/etc? Unless this is mostly to support non-Apple products...then why would any of us on MacRumors care? I am pretty sure that the Wisconsin Foxconn plant isn't anything near what it was originally imagined to be.
The point is that the U.S. wants to have some of the computer smartphone supply chain rooted back in the U.S. again and this is a part of it. Another angle is that Taiwan's big neighbor has been quite clear it is going to bring it back under its control - and nearly all of Apple's and hence much of the smartphone industry has its SOC's made there...were a war / invasion to happen the flow of chips / economy would stop. Guestimates are 2027 / 2028 for issues to likely happen with Taiwan. TMSC's factories here in the U.S. will always be a step or two behind the top ones in Taiwan, but its something.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redcarlsen Avatar
7 weeks ago

The point is that the U.S. wants to have some of the computer smartphone supply chain rooted back in the U.S. again and this is a part of it. Another angle is that Taiwan's big neighbor has been quite clear it is going to bring it back under its control - and nearly all of Apple's and hence much of the smartphone industry has its SOC's made there...were a war / invasion to happen the flow of chips / economy would stop. Guestimates are 2027 / 2028 for issues to likely happen with Taiwan. TMSC's factories here in the U.S. will always be a step or two behind the top ones in Taiwan, but its something.
Any talk of “reunification” or “bring it BACK under its control” is CCP propaganda. Taiwan was never under their control to begin with.
By accepting their language and repeating theirs lies, you’ve already given too much ground.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DougieS Avatar
7 weeks ago

Maybe that can take some of that money and reinvest it into a factory here in the United states ?
And now hopefully we won't be facing shortages and delaying the iPhone 16.
Did you even read the title of the article? Don’t even need to read the article to know this money is for exactly that…
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HQuest Avatar
7 weeks ago
TSMC has multiple clients, Apple being one of them. That is a very misleading news title.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nuno Lopes Avatar
7 weeks ago
I think this is great news. The more independent is the US from China, the better. The EU should take a lesson from this!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)