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Here’s how giant semiconductor plant rising in north Phoenix will shape Arizona’s economy

Here’s how giant semiconductor plant rising in north Phoenix will shape Arizona’s economy

A massive new semiconductor fabrication plant being built on more than 1,100 acres in north Phoenix by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., or TSMC, is seen as a major economic stimulant for the metro area. Business leaders are predicting it will have impacts statewide on job creation, industry growth, commercial and housing developments and even cultural relations between Arizona and Taiwan. Kyle Squires, dean of the Fulton Schools, also sees the plant being a catalyst for job growth and development of the next generations of semiconductor chips. Squires expects ASU to not only provide TSMC with many of the news workers it will need, but also to see TSMC establish research collaborations with the Fulton Schools and other ASU colleges and programs. (Access to the editorial content of the Arizona Republic is available only to subscribers.)

See Also: Future of Semiconductor Chips in the Valley, 12 News Phoenix (YouTube)
Kyle Squires, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, is interviewed about the potential impact of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. opening expansive operations in Phoenix.

ASU’s major role in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company coming to Arizona, Fox10 News-Phoenix

Taiwan Semiconductor to announce 2nd Phoenix factory during Biden visit. Company plans $40B investment, Arizona Republic

TSMC impact on Phoenix: 80,000 jobs over next 5 years, AZ Big Media

5 things to know about Phoenix’s TSMC semiconductor plant, Arizona Republic

Why Arizona is working with Mexico to support semiconductor growth in North America, Phoenix Business Journal

Biden Touts Advanced Chips Manufacturing in Visit to Arizona Semiconductor Plant, VOA (Voice of America news)

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