Factbox-Chipmakers’ plans for factories in Europe, US and Asia

(Reuters) – Chipmakers across the globe are pouring billions of dollars in investment to set up new plants, encouraged by the rising use of semiconductors in everyday devices and generous subsidies from the U.S. and European Union aimed at keeping the West ahead of China in the race for cutting-edge technology.

The European Commission has earmarked 15 billion euros for public and private semiconductor projects by 2030, while U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration passed the CHIPS Act last year to make over $52-billion worth of subsidies available for the American semiconductor industry.

The Act deters companies using U.S. funds from undertaking any big expansions of overseas semiconductor manufacturing facilities in “countries of concern” such as China for 10 years, with some exceptions.

India, Taiwan and South Korea have also offered incentives such as tax breaks to boost domestic chip production.

Below are some of the chipmakers’ plans for factories in Europe, North America and Asia:


Company Investment

Intel Last year, Intel said it would invest up to $100 billion to build

potentially the world’s largest chip-making complex in Ohio. The

company also broke ground on two new factories in Arizona in

September 2021.

Taiwan TSMC said in December it plans to invest $40 billion in its chip

Semiconduc plant in Arizona. The plant is scheduled to be operational in

tor 2024.




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Wolfspeed In September, Wolfspeed said it would build a new multi-billion

Inc dollar silicon carbide wafer factory in Chatham County, North

Carolina to make chips that power things such as electric

vehicles. Wafers are raw materials used for making chips.

Micron In October, Micron said it planned to invest up to $100 billion

Technology over the next 20-plus years to build a computer chip factory

complex in upstate New York. The company also announced a $15

billion factory in Boise, Idaho in September.

GlobalFoun GlobalFoundries in July 2021 said it will build a second factory

dries near its in Malta, New York, headquarters, and spend $1 billion

to boost output to address the global chip shortage.

Texas The company has several wafer fab projects underway, including in

Instrument Richardson and Sherman in Texas and in Lehi, Utah. It expects

s production at the Utah fab, which it bought from Micron for $900

million, to commence in 2026

Samsung In 2021, Samsung said it would invest in a $17 billion chip plant

Electronic in Taylor, Texas to make advanced chips for mobile, 5G,

s Co Ltd  high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.

SkyWater It announced plans in July last year to invest $1.8 billion for a

Technology chip research and production facility in Indiana, in partnership

with the state and Purdue University. 


Company Investment

Infineon Infineon won approval to begin work on a 5 billion euro

semiconductor plant in the German city of Dresden, it said on Feb.

16. Production is due to start in 2026.

Intel In March 2022, Intel picked the German city of Magdeburg as the

site for its new mega chip manufacturing complex, a key part of

its $88 billion investment drive across Europe.

Business daily Handelsblatt reported on Feb. 8 that Intel wants 10

billion euros of government funding for that factory.

It is also in talks with Italy for an advanced packaging and

assembly plant, using new technologies to weave together full

chips out of tiles.

STMicroele The Franco-Italian company said in October it plans to build a

ctronics 730 million euro silicon carbide wafer plant in Italy. Building is

due to be complete in 2026.

It also announced plans in July to build a semiconductor factory

in France in partnership with GlobalFoundries.

Taiwan According to a Financial Times report in December, TSMC is in

Semiconduc advanced talks with suppliers about setting up its first European

tor plant in the German city of Dresden.

Manufactur “We do not rule out any possibility but there is no concrete plan

ing at this time,” TSMC said in a statement


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Wolfspeed The chipmaker will build a $3-billion electric vehicle chip plant

Inc and a research and development centre in Germany, it said on Feb.


Production is planned to start in 2027 in the German state of

Saarland, with Wolfspeed’s Chief Executive Gregg Lowe telling

Reuters the plant is expected to rank as the world’s biggest

production facility for chips made out of silicon carbide.


Company Investment

Intel Intel is considering a significant increase in its existing

$1.5-billion investment in Vietnam to expand its chip testing and

packaging plant in the Southeast Asian nation, Reuters reported in


Taiwan TSMC plans to construct a second chip plant in Japan to manufacture

Semiconduc 5 and 10 nanometre chips from the second half of the decade, a

tor local newspaper reported in February.




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Samsung Samsung said on March 15 it will invest around 300 trillion won

Electronic ($230 billion) by 2042 to develop what the government called the

s Co Ltd  world’s largest chip-making base, in line with efforts to enhance

South Korea’s chip industry.

Foxconn Foxconn and Indian oil-to-metals conglomerate Vedanta signed a pact

in September with India’s Gujarat to invest $19.5 billion in the

western state to set up semiconductor and display production


(Reporting by Antonis Pothitos in Gdansk, Tiyashi Datta, Chavi Mehta and Aditya Soni in Bengaluru; editing by Josephine Mason, Mark Potter and Krishna Chandra Eluri)