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Global Semiconductor Industry Has No Plans To Build Factories In The United States

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Global Semiconductor Industry Has No Plans To Build Factories In The United States

Richard A. McCormack | September 28, 2012 | M&T News

The United States is no longer a place where companies are building their new semiconductor fabrication plants. In 2011, of the 27 volume (or large-scale) semiconductor fabs under construction in the world, only one of them was located in the United States; 18 were in China; four were in Taiwan; two were elsewhere in Southeast Asia; and one was in Japan, according to the Semiconductor Equipment Materials International (SEMI).

In 2012, construction started globally on nine new volume fabs. None of them were in the United States.

Next year, construction is expected to start on another six fabs. Again, not one of them will be in the United States.

In all, between 2011 and 2013, construction was expected to start on 42 new fabs. Only one is in the United States.

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One Response to “Global Semiconductor Industry Has No Plans To Build Factories In The United States”

  1. Mo says:

    Unless the US uses the printing press to create money out of thin air to provide subsidies like Asia does, then there appears to be no incentive to produce in the US.

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