Majority of hires for Taiwan Semiconductor’s forthcoming Phoenix fab to be recent college grads

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Majority of hires for Taiwan Semiconductor’s forthcoming Phoenix fab to be recent college grads

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., which has already begun hiring for its huge facility in north Phoenix, is specifically seeking early career engineers to be trained in technologies that are marketed in Arizona are new. “There is no existing talent pool that has experience with our technology, so the AZ-Fab staff are primarily college graduates,” TSMC spokeswoman Nina Kao told the Phoenix Business Journal. “In fact, most of the engineers TSMC hires are recent graduates – even employees in Taiwan who are also being trained in TSMC technology and manufacturing operations.” TSMC is projected to spend at least $ 12 billion on the new semiconductor factory from 2021 to 2029 , or Fab, to be built on 1,128 acres north of Phoenix. The facility is expected to produce 5-nanometer computer chips by 2024. Rick Cassidy, CEO of TSMC Arizona, previously said the engineering pipeline in the US was one of the key factors in building a US presence. Read more of this subscription-only story from the Business Journal.

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