TSMC Arizona

TSMC is a critical enabler of today’s technology industry, having fundamentally reshaped the semiconductor landscape in 1987. Through the vision and leadership of its founder Dr. Morris Chang, TSMC pioneered the pure-play semiconductor foundry business model. TSMC has since remained one of the world’s largest dedicated foundries with fabrication facilities (“fabs”) and subsidiaries spanning Asia, Europe and North America.

Today, TSMC’s semiconductors are the digital engines inside more than 12,000 electronic products created by over 500 companies. TSMC’s technology can be found in devices such as internet-connected home appliances, smart phones and PCs, EVs and autonomous vehicles, cloud data centers, airlines and space-stations and AI-powered applications. The world’s biggest brands and savviest startups in technology rely on TSMC to unleash their innovations to the world.


About TSMC Arizona

In a historic announcement, in May 2020, TSMC shared its plans to invest $12B in Phoenix, Arizona – building an advanced semiconductor manufacturing fabrication. In December 2022, the company announced its commitment to build a second fab in Phoenix, increasing its total investment to $40B. Then in April 2024, the U.S. Department of Commerce and TSMC Arizona announced up to US$6.6 billion in direct funding under the CHIPS and Science Act, fulfilling a goal to bring the most advanced chip manufacturing in the world to the United States. TSMC also announced plans to build a third fab at TSMC Arizona. This third fab brings TSMC’s total U.S. investment to more than $65 billion, making this the largest foreign direct investment (FDI) in Arizona history, and the largest FDI in a greenfield project in U.S. history. Now with a third fab, TSMC Arizona will create approximately 6,000 jobs – and more than 20,000 accumulated unique construction jobs, as well as tens of thousands of indirect supplier jobs.

As one of TSMC’s advanced fabs, TSMC Arizona will play a vital role in the U.S. government’s goal to onshore semiconductor manufacturing and strengthen national economic competitiveness. TSMC Arizona’s first fab will operate it’s leading-edge semiconductor process technology (N4 process), starting. production in the first half of 2025. The second fab will utilize its leading edge N3 and N2 process technology and be operational in 2028. The recently announced third fab will manufacture chips using 2nm or even more advanced process technology, with production starting by the end of the decade. TSMC Arizona will be able to produce semiconductor wafers for its valued customers using the most advanced process capabilities in the country.

By increasing our capacity for leading-edge technology in Arizona, we will enable our customers to unleash innovations across mobile, AI and HPC applications for all industry sectors. Watch this video to understand more about the exciting innovations we will make possible in Phoenix, Arizona.

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TSMC Arizona’s Economic Impact

The rising demand for chips worldwide has created an opportunity for the state of Arizona to become both a global and U.S. hub for semiconductor manufacturing. This is leading to incredible economic growth throughout the region, and also raising the greater Phoenix area’s innovation prominence. When complete, TSMC Arizona will be the most leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing technology operating in the United States.

Semiconductor manufacturing is also critical to the state as a job creator. TSMC Arizona’s $65B investment in three fabs will create 6000 high-tech, high-wage jobs, and the company’s suppliers will bring tens of thousands more employment opportunities in construction and supplier jobs. Our Arizona project is supported by a construction workforce of nearly 10,000 on this project daily. The company’s recent agreement with the Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council has a focus on building a construction workforce that can support TSMC Arizona in the near and long term with employment opportunities.

According to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), there are more than 140,000 jobs in occupations relevant to semiconductors in the metropolitan area and it is growing rapidly. An analysis by GPEC (April 2024) on the impact of TSMC Arizona notes that over a thirteen-year period, TSMC’s investment in Phoenix will:

  • Create more than 20,000 accumulated unique construction jobs and over 18,000 supplier and consumer indirect jobs.
  • Generate an estimated $1.2B in direct tax revenues plus $195.1M in indirect tax revenues — for a total of $1.4B in tax revenue to Arizona over a 13-year period.
  • Create $4.6B of personal income, plus an additional $4.8B in indirect personal income for a total of $9.3B.
  • Create $32.9B in economic output, with $17.2B in direct economic output, and $15.6B in indirect output.

Creating a semiconductor supply chain cluster in this region provides a range of other benefits to the industry and the broader economy. By bringing together semiconductor manufacturers, suppliers, research institutions, universities, and other stakeholders, these regional clusters create a hub of expertise and resources that can be leveraged to broadly promote innovation and long-term growth.

Additional links on economic impact:
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Arizona Commerce Authority: Semiconductor Advantages
Arizona Commerce Authority: Economic Roadmap

Sustainability at TSMC Arizona

TSMC is deeply aware that climate change has a severe impact on the environment and humanity. TSMC practices green manufacturing, and our overarching objective is to be seen as a global standard of eco-friendly corporations. Green management is integrated into daily operations as we strive to carry out energy efficient approaches, water conservation, waste management, and air pollution control through innovative practices and technologies.

The design and construction of TSMC Arizona has been approached with that same global vision. That spans energy management, water conservation, waste management and air pollution control.

The TSMC Arizona project development and application will go through the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process to ensure appropriate environmental protections. Multiple federal and state agencies will review the project, surveys, and environmental and social analysis during the NEPA processes to create a comprehensive environmental review. TSMC Arizona has also conducted biological studies to minimize and mitigate any potential impacts and maintain the integrity of the land.

Search Arizona Job Opportunities

On over 1,100 acres in Phoenix, TSMC Arizona is the foundation for innovation environment in the U.S. This Phoenix, Arizona semiconductor fabrication facility will be the most-advanced on U.S soil with a more than 20,000 chip wafer-per-month production capacity. As one of the most important semiconductor pioneers, TSMC is relied on by the world’s best-known brands and savviest start-ups to bring their designs to life.

We are looking for the best and brightest engineers, technicians and business professionals.

  • BUILD a rewarding career backed by competitive salary and benefits.
  • WORK alongside smart peers, from diverse backgrounds, in a thriving industry.
  • APPLY and refine your skills on the most leading-edge tools and technology.
  • PURSUE ongoing learning and development opportunities.
  • BE A PART OF a company with heart and purpose, deeply committed to sustainability.

We’re looking for individuals interested in the following areas:

  • Manufacturing
  • Facilities
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain

To learn more about positions at TSMC Arizona, click here: https://ro.careers.tsmc.com/search/?locationsearch=AZ

Community & Local News
Welcome 2024 TSMC Arizona Summer Interns
In May, we welcomed our first cohort of 2024 TSMC Arizona summer interns. This group of 130 interns represent 40 different American universities, spanning 22 majors (with the majority studying engineering or material science). These college students will spend 10 weeks with us this summer learning our company and helping us as we prepare to manufacture the world’s most advanced semiconductor technology.
Earth Day at TSMC Arizona: Borderlands Produce Rescue
In support of Earth Day, TSMC Arizona partnered with Borderlands Produce Rescue hosting a Wheels With-out Waste drive-thru market on our Phoenix site. Borderlands Produce Rescue is a non-profit organization with a mission to supplement meals in Arizona communities with fresh nutritious rescued produce while reducing food waste and methane gas from landfills. The more produce we take home, the more room they have in their warehouse to rescue another million pounds. We had 25 volunteers distribute 326 boxes of produce, which prevented over 20,000lbs of produce from being sent to landfills.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego recognizes TSMC in “State of the City” speech
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego delivered her annual “State of the City” address on April 23rd to a gathered crowd of government, business, academic and economic development leaders. Mayor Gallego spoke highlighted the career opportunities TSMC will provide, pointing to our Registered Technician Apprentice program. Also in attendance were Ryan Zanes, the lead mentor for our new program, and also Ray Barrera and Kallen Yazzie, two local-area individuals who just started as full-time TSMC Arizona employees and our newest technician apprentices.
TSMC Arizona supports Deer Valley’s Annual “STEAM Night”
Employees from TSMC Arizona participated in STEAM Family Night on April 25th at Sierra Verde Elementary School. The STEAM fields are the areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. This annual event includes a showcase of student projects, and STEAM oriented activities hosted by many local organizations. A team of TSMC Arizona’s engineers participated in this STEAM Night with a show-and-tell demonstration of semiconductor wafers, and also set up an interactive station which allowed students to construct origami silicone “molecules.” Many of our employees have students who attend Deer Valley schools, and we were honored to participate in this activity which gets students excited about a future in “STEAM”.
TSMC Arizona Impresses in the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival
TSMC Arizona put its competitive chops to the test at the 2024 Dragon Boat Festival in late March and entered two teams, consisting of 37 paddlers, in the corporate race division. A dragon boat is a ten-person rowboat that allows twenty paddlers to paddle, with room for a drummer at the front and a steersperson at the back. In our first year competing, we placed 3rd in Division A and 2nd in Division. TSMC proud of our competing teams and all of the TSMC Arizona employees who came out to support them. It was a wild race and our employees are looking forward to competing for first place next year!
TSMC Honors Phoenix Police Department at Annual Run
On March 17th, TSMC took take part in the 4th Annual Phoenix Police Foundation Honor Run. This event honors all the Phoenix Police Officers lost in the line of duty and we we’re proud to show our support for the Phoenix Police Department's dedicated officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Fifteen of our employees wearing red TSMC T-shirts were able to participate alongside our outstanding community leaders within Phoenix’s police force. In fact, one of our own TSMC employees – Jason Dark – finished first place in the run! Phoenix City Councilwoman Ann O’Brien attended the event and congratulated TSMC for its community involvement.
Veterans Day: Honoring military service
Veterans Day is a special opportunity to honor those that have served their country with military service. TSMC Arizona hosted two events to recognize military veterans from both our construction workforce, and employees of TSMC Arizona. Our military veteran trade construction workers were treated to lunch, many giveaways and a special raffle with prizes donated by our vendor partners. Our own TSMC veteran employees were invited guests for a breakfast session with Col. Keegan L. McLeese, Vice Commander at nearby Luke Air Force Base. It was a privilege to take time to recognize the significance and legacy of those individuals who bravely served.
TSMC Arizona contributes to Turkey Tuesday
At TSMC, we are deeply committed to an ESG principle of “caring for the underprivileged.” For the first time, our TSMC Arizona team came together during the season of Thanksgiving to show this care to the Phoenix-area community. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a greater-Phoenix organization whose focus is to feed, clothe, house and heal individuals and families in the community. Our employees supported their annual “Turkey Tuesday” campaign by donating non-perishable food and monetary donations for hungry families in need during the Thanksgiving season.
Joining Forces for Forgotten Angel Toy Drive
One of the pillars of our ESG strategy at TSMC is “caring for the underprivileged.” In the spirit of that commitment, this year TSMC #Arizona joined as one #community with our construction partners to bring holiday cheer and compassion to children across the greater Phoenix area. Each year, the Salvation Army leads an annual toy drive for children of families experiencing financial struggles during the holiday season. The Forgotten Angel program ensures that all children will receive a gift in time for the holidays. Together, our employees donated over 800 toys for the Salvation Army’s annual “Forgotten Angel” campaign. It was our honor to join with Okland, Propersys, MIC, UIS, Onsite Medical and many more of our supplier partners to support this wonderful organization and worthy cause.
TSMC Arizona launches new Registered Semiconductor Technician Apprentice Program
To support the future workforce needs for TSMC Arizona, and a growing need for our industry, TSMC is the first to establish a Registered Apprenticeship semiconductor curriculum in a new program supported by the City of Phoenix and the Arizona State Apprenticeship Office. This program will initially support eight TSMC apprentices as they become full-time employees in entry-level manufacturing facility technician roles at our Phoenix operation. This program will scale over five years, with an initial goal of training 80 facility apprentices and expanding the curriculum to focus on other fab technician roles. The Facilities Technician focus alone represents a nearly $5 million investment from the company in apprentice tuition support, on-the-job training and high-tech, high-wage jobs. Two of our newest, locally recruited apprentices recently joined Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego at City Hall at an event to announce this program.
Construction Milestone at TSMC Arizona
Signifying the last steel beam being raised into place on a construction project — TSMC held a “topping out” ceremony in February noting an important milestone reached on our second semiconductor fab in Phoenix, Arizona. TSMC Arizona CEO Y.L. Wang and President Brian Harrison thanked our construction partners and site trade workers for their hard work and valued craftsmanship. We also continue to make great progress on our first Arizona fab. These fabs will soon manufacture the most advanced semiconductor technology in the U.S., creating 4,500 direct high-tech, high-wage jobs and enabling our customers’ leadership in AI and high-performance computing for decades.
Honoring Women in Construction Week
TSMC Arizona would not be possible without our valued construction partners. In honor of Women in Construction Week, we wanted to shine a spotlight on the skilled women who show up each day on our project site. The dynamic women who work in this industry are trailblazers, problem-solvers, and often a mentor to other females who aspire to join the construction industry. We want to thank these women for their commitment and their significant contribution to building one of the most advanced chipmaking fabs in the U.S.
Contact Us

If you would like to contact us at TSMC Arizona, please email us at: tsmc_azinfo@tsmc.com

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