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NXP to use joint ventures to diversify chip supply - Taipei Times

NXP to use joint ventures to diversify chip supply - Taipei Times
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NXP Semiconductors NV is looking to diversify its manufacturing capacity geographically to enhance chip supply resilience amid geopolitical tensions and natural disasters. The company announced a new joint venture with Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp (VIS) to invest US$7.8 billion to build a 12-inch fab in Singapore. NXP's chief technology officer Lars Reger stated that the company is also boosting its in-house capacity and seeking external supply from foundry partners. The joint venture aims to secure and have a supply capability in place. The fab in Singapore is to produce power management chips used in cars and robots. Reger also mentioned that talent acquisition is one of the major reasons for selecting Singapore as the place to build its first 12-inch fab with VIS. ASML Holding NV will ship its latest chipmaking machine to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) this year. US-based Super Micro Computer Inc is planning to expand its presence in Taiwan and forge closer ties with the local industrial sector. Nvidia Corp CEO Jensen Huang unexpectedly unveiled the company’s next-generation graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture, codenamed Rubin, to be available in 2026, during a speech in Taipei on Sunday.