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TSMC supplier LCY to build US plant as chip supply chain shifts

Big Arizona investment reflects calls to 'onshore' semiconductor ecosystem

LCY Chemical CEO Vincent Liu said he has "never seen" a supply chain shift like the one currently shaking the chip industry. (Source photo by Cheng Ting-fang and screenshot from LCY's website) 

TAIPEI -- One of the world's biggest producers of chemicals for semiconductors plans to build a new plant in the U.S. in a move designed to meet Washington's goal of bringing critical parts of the chip supply chain onto its own soil.

LCY Chemical's planned chemical-purifying factory in Arizona will be its largest ever overseas investment, the company's CEO Vincent Liu told Nikkei Asia.

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