The United States hopes to invest US$52 billion in the chip industry to build a local supply chain, but this was denied by TSMC founder Zhang Zhongmou, saying that the plan is too small to rebuild a complete supply chain in the United States. On Tuesday evening local time, TSMC founder Zhang Zhongmou said that even if the United States spends more money, it is impossible to have a complete chip supply chain in the country, and this is not financially advisable under any circumstances.
He said: “Even if you spend tens of billions of dollars, you will still find that the supply chain is not complete. The cost of the supply chain created by such an investment will be very high, even more expensive than the existing supply chain.”
According to data from the American Semiconductor Industry Association, the United States accounted for 37% of the global semiconductor manufacturing industry in the 1990s, but it has now fallen to 12%. For fear of over-reliance on Taiwan, Washington is actively taking action, hoping to bring more chip production to the United States. The US Senate passed a $52 billion bill this year to support domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research and development, and support semiconductor companies to set up factories in the United States. However, the two parties are still arguing over funding for infrastructure, and the bill was shelved by the House of Representatives.
He quoted Thomas Friedman’s book “The World Is Flat” as saying: “In the past, because of globalization and free trade, American and Asian companies were growing and prospering. However. The world is no longer’flat’. This is important for the Asian semiconductor industry, the global semiconductor industry, includingIntelIt is a challenge. “
Although TSMC is preparing to build an advanced chip factory in Arizona in response to the government’s action, these remarks still directly and publicly question Washington’s efforts to rebuild the semiconductor manufacturing industry without mercy.
In addition, TSMC recently announced that it will build the first chip factory in Japan.