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Taiwan Semiconductor suppliers announce plans to come to Arizona

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Posted at 9:01 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 11:01:21-05

Three Asian companies have reportedly announced plans to establish facilities in Arizona to supply Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.'s forthcoming plant in Phoenix.

Taiwanese media reported that Chang Chun Petrochemical Co. Ltd., United Integrated Services Co. Ltd. and Mirle Automation Corp. each announced late last year that they intend to follow Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE: TSM), which makes silicon chips for Apple Inc. and several other major technology companies, and expand into Arizona.

These companies — a chemical supplier, a manufacturing facility builder and an engineering company — are among the first to release their plans to do new business with TSMC in Arizona. The Phoenix Business Journal couldn't immediately reach the three companies and independently verify the report.

TSMC bought over 1,000 acres of land in north Phoenix in December to build a $12 billion factory starting in 2021 and create a projected 1,900 jobs. One Arizona business leader previously said the TSMC arrival “will make Phoenix a hub for semiconductor manufacturing.”

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