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U.S. Governor-General Aims to Attract Semiconductor Investment from Taiwan

TAIPEI, Aug. 31 (CNA) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, who visited the US on Wednesday, encouraged more semiconductor suppliers from Taiwan to invest in the US at an investment conference in Taipei.

Ducey, who arrived in Taipei on Tuesday for a three-day visit, said at the U.S. Business Day event that he would follow in the footsteps of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and welcome Taiwanese semiconductor companies to invest in Arizona.

TSMC has begun construction of a US$12 billion computer chip factory in Arizona in 2021.

According to Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Chairman James Huang, TSMC’s pledged investment in Arizona has led to more than 100 Taiwanese suppliers either deciding to invest in the United States or not. I have come to consider.

Ducey later told local media that the Taiwanese semiconductor company plans to build up to 20 factories in Arizona with more than 66,000 square meters of floor space.

He added that these investment plans could create a large number of high-paying jobs in the state and attract more talent and resources.

Regarding the visit, Ducey said he plans to visit several executives of Taiwanese semiconductor companies to explore potential cooperation opportunities.

He went on to say that the Arizona government is keen to provide assistance to those companies considering investment plans in the United States.

Ducey said Arizona has several semiconductor companies, such as Intel Corp., which state officials have used to remove investment barriers, provide tax incentives and train highly skilled workers. He added that it was because he was trying.

Meanwhile, Sandra Ordkirk, director of the American Institute of Taiwan, said at an investment conference that Taiwanese investments have created thousands of job opportunities in Arizona.

At the same time, Taiwan’s semiconductor suppliers have contributed to the development of the US semiconductor industry and played an important role in promoting bilateral trade between the US and Taiwan, he said.

Audkirk added that he looks forward to seeing more cooperation and dialogue between Taiwan and the United States in the future.

According to TAITRA, a one-day investment conference was held in Taipei where Taiwanese and US companies could meet with prospective business partners, but also included online participation.

https://focustaiwan.tw/politics/202208310029 U.S. Governor-General Aims to Attract Semiconductor Investment from Taiwan

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