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TSMC eyes Germany as possible location for first Europe chip plant

Taiwanese chipmaker looking at ways to lower costs at planned Japan factory

TSMC is "seriously" evaluating the feasibility of building a chip plant in Germany, which would be its first in Europe. (Source photos by Reuters) 

HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker, said on Monday it is considering building its first European semiconductor plant in Germany as the global race to onshore chip production heats up.

Chairman Mark Liu said TSMC is engaging in talks with "multiple clients" about the feasibility of building a chip wafer plant in the country.

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