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TSMC wants to get into electricity

by on04 September 2015

Building its own power plant

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is thinking of generating electricity in-house.

The cunning plan is to install electric generating equipment at its factories or even building its own power plant.

Apparently, the company's electricity bill will go up by 50 per cent over the next ten years as it moves to more-advanced technologies.

Taiwan is already facing power shortage problems and TSMC is worried that its plans could be stuffed up.

TSMC has asked Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and government-owned Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) about the feasibility of building its own power generators and related regulatory matters.

According to Digitimes, companies can set up power generating equipment for use at their own factory sites, but the law has to be revised to allow TSMC to build its own power plant.

TSMC previously pointed out that it does not necessarily need nuclear power unless there is no alternative. We really hope that quote does not mean that TSMC is considering going nuclear.

Last modified on 04 September 2015
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