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Asian and U.S. chipmakers are building and expanding facilities across America as the federal and state governments roll out incentives for investment. (Source photos by Yifan Yu, Samsung and TSMC) 
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Chipping in: How U.S. states woo the likes of TSMC and Samsung

Subsidies, big tax breaks and size of the workforce go into the equation

YIFAN YU and JACK STONE TRUITT, Nikkei staff writers | North America

PALO ALTO, U.S./NEW YORK -- Is $52 billion in cash from Washington enough to coax Asia's biggest chipmakers to set up plants in the U.S.? Apparently not.

That is the amount that the U.S. government has earmarked as incentives to build up the domestic semiconductor industry after the COVID pandemic sparked one of the most severe and persistent chip shortages in history.

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