Started Feb 24, 2022 07:00PM UTC   •   Closing Jan 01, 2023 04:59AM UTC

By 31 December 2022, will the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announce plans to build a semiconductor fab in Europe?

Semiconductors are vital components of electronic devices, and advances in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and other advanced technologies depends on advances in the physical infrastructure that semiconductors provide. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) dominates semiconductor manufacturing (CNBC). The concentration of fabs, or fabrication facilities, also known as foundries, on Taiwan has led to concern about supply chain vulnerabilities that could disrupt multiple industries. (National Defense, Discourse Magazine). TSMC has announced plans to build fabs in the United States and Japan and is considering whether to build one in Europe (Bloomberg, CNBC, Nikkei Asia, Reuters).  

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