In the last decade, with the rise of the semiconductor industry in Asia, the chip technology and production capacity of TSMC, Samsung and other companies have surpassed that of the US companies. Now, Intel and other US companies are still catching up, but a big problem is the high cost. The CEO of TSMC, Morris Chang, previously said that the cost of building a factory in the US is at least 50% higher.
Intel has invested tens of billions of dollars in at least two large new fabs in the United States in the past year or two,The cost of building the plant is also the key to their successDavid Zinsner, the company's chief financial officer, also acknowledged at a conference that Chang had said U.S. chips had a high cost problem.
Despite the high cost of building a factory, Intel says it can't be solved because of the huge subsidies, including the $52 billion chip subsidy bill recently passed in the United States, and the massive subsidies and tax benefits of building a factory in the United States.
David Zinsner says that after U.S. officials offered tax and infrastructure support,The subsidies will make costs for US chipmakers roughly comparable to those in Asia.