Though TSMC expects demand for chips to extend and regardless of a seamless consolidation pattern within the foundry market, the corporate has said that it’s not planning any acquisitions to extend its manufacturing capability.
Commenting on Q1 monetary outcomes, TSMC CEO C. C. Wei requested a query on this matter.
"We don’t have a plan proper now," stated C. Wei, vice chairman and CEO of TSMC. "If there's an excellent alternative or something that matches our technique, we'll give it some thought, in fact, however we don’t have a plan for M & A proper now."
Because the world's largest contract producer of semiconductors, TSMC is set to take care of its lead in each superior course of applied sciences and within the manufacturing capabilities it possesses. The corporate is presently gaining market share in a number of markets and, in fact, expects demand for its companies to extend over the following few years. All through its historical past, the corporate has acquired manufacturing capability to satisfy demand. In truth, its subsidiary Vanguard Worldwide Semiconductor (VIS) acquired a GlobalFoundries manufacturing facility in Singapore earlier this yr. Within the meantime, this isn’t the case for TSMC and the corporate has no M & A plans.
Presently, TSMC and Samsung are the one foundries to supply their clients course of applied sciences that use excessive ultraviolet lithography (EUVL). It stays to be seen when and if opponents like SMIC or UMC provide their clients one thing comparable. Due to this fact, TSMC will proceed to win clients who want modern course of applied sciences (CPUs, GPUs, cell SoCs, and so forth.) and due to this fact want manufacturing capability. In the meantime, the corporate solely desires to rely by itself factories as a substitute of rivals.