Donald Trump Wants Processor Factories In The US And Press Intel, Samsung And TSMC To Make It Happen

The Donald Trump administration wants more processors to be produced in the United States, and the biggest manufacturers are already feeling the pressure.

The Wall Street Journal indicates that giants like TSMC, Intel and Samsung have been pressured by the Department of Defense to set up factories and reduce dependence on nearby areas or that are claimed by China, such as Taiwan.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is a giant that produces chips for third parties. Apple, Qualcomm, Huawei, NVIDIA, Broadcom and AMD are some of its clients.


In a statement, the company told the WSJ that “there is nothing concrete yet.” However, the newspaper assures that it is talking to US authorities and Apple to probe the possibility.

In the case of Intel, the WSJ assures that there is interest in mounting a next-generation plant in the United States. This was reportedly expressed in a letter to the Defense Department on April 28.

The newspaper did not give details on Samsung’s position on the US proposal. The Korean company produces chips for third parties, but also its own Exynos, so it will be key in the White House plan to ensure local production.

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