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41 new fabs to be added globally, nine in the U.S.

Nov 9, 2022
semiconductor manufacturing

Due to the growth of applications and geopolitical factors, a wave of semiconductor factory (fab) expansions is planned between 2022 – 2025 with an expected 41 new fabs to be added worldwide, according to reports.

Nine of these fabs are planned for the U.S. including new ones from TSMC, Samsung, and Intel. In total, 32 fabs are located in Asia and are mainly 12-inch fabs.

From a regional perspective, the United States is the country with the largest number of new fabs, with a total of 9 new fabs, including 8 12-inch fabs and 1 8-inch fab.

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