A person walks into the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on October 20, 2021. The chip maker and Sony announced on Tuesday that they were building a US$7 billion fabrication plant together in Japan. Photo: AP
A person walks into the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on October 20, 2021. The chip maker and Sony announced on Tuesday that they were building a US$7 billion fabrication plant together in Japan. Photo: AP

TSMC and Sony team up on US$7 billion semiconductor fabrication plant in Japan

  • TSMC is investing an initial US$2.12 billion in a new Japanese subsidiary, with another US$500 million from Sony to take a 20 per cent stake
  • The two companies said the project has “strong support” from the government amid efforts to ease the global chip shortage

A person walks into the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on October 20, 2021. The chip maker and Sony announced on Tuesday that they were building a US$7 billion fabrication plant together in Japan. Photo: AP
A person walks into the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on October 20, 2021. The chip maker and Sony announced on Tuesday that they were building a US$7 billion fabrication plant together in Japan. Photo: AP
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