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Taiwan seals $200m investment by top US chip industry supplier

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U.S. chip material maker Entegris says it will invest $200 million in Taiwan and hire 200 employees, adding to its current local headcount of 300. (Photo courtesy of Entegris)

TAIPEI -- A leading U.S. maker of chip materials is to build a $200 million plant in Taiwan in another big win for the island's flagship semiconductor industry.

Entegris, which counts Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's biggest contract chipmaker, as its top customer, is set to start construction early next year and aims to start production by the end of 2021, Bertrand Loy, the company's president and CEO, told Nikkei Asia.

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