The U.S. administration is discussing with semiconductor companies about constructing chip factories in America, representatives from two-chip manufacturers stated Sunday.
Intel Corp is in discussions with the US Division of Defense over bettering domestic sources for microelectronics and related technology, Intel spokesman William Moss stated in an emailed assertion.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), alternatively, has been in discussions with the U.S. Division of Commerce about building a U.S. manufacturing unit but stated it had not taken a final call yet.
Intel Chief Executive Bob Swan wrote a letter to the Division of Defense in late March wherein he expressed the corporate’s willingness to construct a foundry – a term used in the trade to reference a chip manufacturing unit – in partnership with the Pentagon.
It comes amid rising diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and China throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with each side trading barbs over who’s guilty for the unfold of the disease after already being concerned in commerce tensions for nearly two years.
The Trump administration’s talks with chip manufacturers had been reported earlier, with the report including that TSMC additionally has been speaking with Apple, one of its largest prospects, about constructing a chip factory in America.