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TSMC founder Morris Chang says globalization 'almost dead'

Chip veteran's comments come as Apple, AMD cheer shift of production to U.S.

PHOENIX, U.S. -- The father of Taiwan's chip industry said geopolitics have drastically changed the situation facing semiconductor makers and warned that "globalization and free trade are almost dead," and unlikely to come back.

Morris Chang, founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., was speaking at an event in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday where the company marked the symbolic first equipment installation at its new plant.

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