Taiwan Semiconductor is currently building a US chip-producing plant in Arizona.
Except, the project is now being delayed as they can't find skilled workers in the United States.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said it will push back the start of mass production at its plant in Arizona to 2025 due to a shortage of skilled workers and technicians needed to move equipment into the facility, reported Asia Nikkei.
TSMC Chairman Mark Liu said the world's biggest contract chipmaker is entering a critical phase of handling and installing some of the "most advanced equipment" at the plant, its advanced first chip facility in the U.S. in more than 20 years. Mass production was previously slated to begin late next year.
"We are encountering certain challenges, as there is an insufficient amount of skilled workers with the specialized expertise required for equipment installation in a semiconductor-grade facility," Liu said. He added that TSMC is sending experienced technicians from Taiwan to make up for delays and the lack of trained local workers, confirming a Nikkei Asia report last month.
"We expect the production schedule of N4 process technology to be pushed out to 2025," the chairman said, referring to 4-nanometer chipmaking technology.
The situation highlights US elite betrayal of American manufacturing and national security priorities.
The key word is 'attempt' because Morgan Stanley said in a recent note to clients, "The reality is that a complete decoupling of the US economy from China is neither possible nor desirable," reported Zero Hedge.
Of course Morgan Stanley said that. ))
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