TSMC’s plan to set up a factory in the United States has encountered some difficulties and challenges, resulting in progress lagging behind expectations. According to UDN, Xu Jigao, a doctor of engineering in the United States, accepted an exclusive interview with Huang Guangqin, a senior media person, on the “Pin Guan” network program “Guan Guan Explosive Battle”. Behind schedule.
Xu Jigao has been in the United States for half a century. In addition to obtaining a doctorate in structural engineering, he also succeeded in starting a business. Currently, he owns a real estate company and a bridge company. The bridge company specializes in public works, so he has a deep understanding of American culture.
Xu Jigao believes that there is no problem with TSMC’s establishment of a factory in the United States, but it has made a site selection error. He pointed out that TSMC chose to build a factory in Phoenix, Arizona, because of the requirements and influence of the US government, not out of self-interest considerations. He believes that Arizona is located in the lower reaches of the Colorado River, and water resources are very scarce, and semiconductor manufacturing requires a lot of water. In addition, Arizona also lacks sufficient talent and workers, which will affect the production efficiency and quality of TSMC’s US plant.
Xu Jigao gave examples such as Toyota Motor’s establishment of a factory in Tennessee under the persecution of the US government, Samsung Semiconductor’s choice of Austin, Texas, and Hyundai’s choice of Alabama. Favourable places.
In addition to the problem of site selection, Xu Jigao also pointed out the cultural problems faced by TSMC in setting up factories in the United States. He said that Taiwan’s political and business circles don’t have a deep understanding of the United States, and they just moved Taiwan’s practices to the United States and did not really integrate into the local culture and society. TSMC built a factory in the United States and hired many engineers from Taiwan. The outside world thinks that TSMC is doing it for cheap wages, but he thinks it’s not. The people in Taiwan are hardworking and reliable, but they moved everything from Taiwan to the United States. But it violated the taboo of the United States.
Xu Jigao suggested that since you want to set up a factory in the United States, you must put down roots, use local talents, and understand the local culture. He said that if the quality of local workers is not enough, they should be well-trained to make them loyal employees of TSMC. He also said that TSMC should hurry up and learn how to run a transplant business in the United States. The Japanese have learned it, and the Koreans have learned it. He hopes that TSMC can enter the country and do as the Romans do, and quickly establish American industries to convince the Americans.