Sony may receive assistance from TSMC to meet the high demand for image sensors, automotive microcontrollers, and other chips as well.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) seems to be considering building a manufacturing plant chip their first in Japan. This news comes as Tokyo urges the Taiwanese company to expand its semiconductor production in the country.
Producer chip The world’s largest contractor, which is also a major supplier to Japanese company Sony, is currently considering building a factory in Kumamoto Prefecture. Currently, the company is evaluating plans to build a site in western Japan, sources close to the matter reported. Notably, the site’s location will also make the plant close to one of Sony’s factories.
Reported from Gizmochina (11/6), Sony may receive assistance from TSMC to meet the high demand for image sensors, automotive microcontrollers and chip others too. One of the sources stated “TSMC is considering the Japanese government’s proposal to build a factory chip sophisticated in Japan, although not yet fully committed and final.”
In particular, the factory will be the manufacturing site chip TSMC’s first in Japan with companies from the region accounting for 4.7% of its revenue in 2020.
In addition, this will also mark a major shift in the company’s strategy to only maintain production in its home country, Taiwan. Similarly, TSMC builds factories chip in the US due to pressure from Washington, which has also urged companies to build semiconductor facilities in areas such as Tokyo. Another source added “One of the main reasons TSMC has this location is because its big Japanese client, Sony, has a factory there”.