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TSMC builds advanced chip factory in southern Taiwan

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This activity coincides with TSMC ‘s plan to expand production globally to solve the problem of semiconductor supply.

According to Nikkei, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is moving to build an advanced factory in southern Taiwan, as part of a $100 billion expansion plan to address an unprecedented chip shortage across the country. Global. Construction of the new facility will begin as soon as 2022. People familiar with the matter said the new chip factory is expected to be located in Kaohsiung city. This is the first time TSMC has been present in the industrial port city. One of TSMC’s key chemical suppliers, Entegris, is also making its largest-ever capital investment in the city.

The above construction plan comes as the Taiwanese government ramps up efforts to maintain more of TSMC’s chip production capacity in the country. Securing a competitive semiconductor industry is not only important to Taiwan’s economic growth but also has strategic and security implications.

According to informed sources, the new plant will produce chips using technology advanced 7 nm and 6 nm, which is used to manufacture microprocessors advanced mobile processor and computing, graphics for Nvidia, AMD, and MediaTek. Currently, the most advanced chip manufacturing technology in the industry is 5-nanometer technology, which is used to make mobile processors for Apple’s iPhone 12 and the upcoming iPhone 13.

The contract chipmaker also recently received final regulatory approval to build its most advanced chip factory in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. In addition, TSMC is finalizing discussions for the first chip factory in Japan.

TSMC had a plan to bring 7 nm manufacturing technology to Nanjing, China, to address the growing local demand. However, escalating geopolitical uncertainty has caused TSMC to rethink its plans for China, instead of announcing it will spend $2.8 billion to expand the production of mature technology in the country. This is for more widely used chips.

TSMC did not directly comment on new domestic factory plans but told Nikkei that it considers Taiwan its main expansion hub.

“The Taiwanese government doesn’t want TSMC to go anywhere,”

said Arisa Liu, a semiconductor analyst with the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research.

TSMC’s investment this year accounted for 20% of Taiwan’s total private investment. It is vital to the island’s economic growth, taxes, and the entire local ecosystem, as well as high-paying jobs. Not to mention the chip industry currently has a great impact on national security and could become an important bargaining chip for Taiwan to have better international negotiations. At the same time, it will also make Taiwan safer because no one in the world wants to “build important factories where there may be interruptions”.

Cities in Taiwan also pay a lot of attention to the issue of attracting chip investment, as it offers an opportunity to develop the local economy and increase real estate prices.

“The massive investment in chips around key science parks across Taiwan has become a guarantee for property price appreciation. The overall housing price increase is about 10% from last year to this year, but the average price increase can be up to 20% if it is around the science park and TSMC investment site,”

said Chen Jie-ming, Research director of housing consulting firm UBHouse, said.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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