According to Taiwanese media reports, TSMC chairman Liu Deyin said yesterday that the company was not pressured by the United States to set up factories in the United States. In the fourth quarter of the financial results, Liu Deyin said that TSMC has not been pressured by the United States to set up factories in the United States, TSMC everything will depend on customer demand, where the product is to be produced, fully look at the market demand and economic environment, there is no special pressure to TSMC in which side of the plant production.
Liu Deyin also said that TSMC has never ruled out a plan to set up a factory in the United States, but at this stage there is no final decision, the future will continue to evaluate. At present, the most effective production in Taiwan, the future will be Taiwan as the first choice.
Earlier this week,media reported that the U.S. government was urging TSMC to produce military chips on U.S. soil. TSMC’s chips are used in U.S. F-35 fighter jets, the report said.
According to the data, the F-35 fighter (nicknamed Lightning II, translation: “Lightning II”) is a single-seater single-shot fighter/joint attack aircraft of the United States, belonging to the fifth generation fighter.
TSMC’s fourth-quarter results showed fourth-quarter revenue of $10.39 billion, up 10.6 percent from a year earlier. Operating margin was 39.2%. TSMC expects first-quarter revenue of between $10.2 billion and $10.3 billion.
Founded in 1987, TSMC is the world’s largest fab of wafer founditors, with customers including Apple, Qualcomm, Huawei and others. It is headquartered in the Hsinchu Science and Industry Park in Hsinchu, Taiwan. TSMC’s shares are listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 2330, and American Depositary Receipts are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, with the stock code tsitpassed tsM.
U.S. stocks closed Thursday up 0.62 percent to $58.75, giving the U.S. stock market value of about $304.682 billion.