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TSMC to build new 5nm chip factory in Arizona with US government backing

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TSMC is a chip foundry - they make chips designed by other companies, many US based (AMD, Apple, NVIDIA, Broadcom, Qualcomm, etc). The national defense concerns relate to the possibility that China may try to take over Taiwan at some point, as "Winnie the Pooh" has threatened. The concern isn't the know how needed to build the chip fabs as much as the capital investment and the time lag if China interferes with TSMC's production for US or other non-Chinese countries.

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