Intel plans to spend $20 billion on new plants in Arizona

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

17:05, 25 March 2021

TSMC shares drop as Intel is willing to invest billions in two new chip factories

As the world is still facing chip shortages due to the pandemic, Intel takes the matter into its hands. Patrick Gelsinger, Intel’s chief executive, announced that it plans to spend $20 billion to build two new plants near existing facilities in Arizona. Despite committing to that amount of money upfront, the company hopes to negotiate with the Biden administration to receive expansion incentives.

By this, Intel is trying to be no longer dependent on other manufacturers to provide the technology and materials for their semiconductors. Moreover, it plans to become a key manufacturer of chips for other companies, besides the processors designed and sold for themselves over time. The new approach comes after the transistor miniaturization race switched to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung Electronics. The two companies provide chips to Apple, Nvidia, Amazon, and AMD.

However, Intel is not the first company to open plants in Arizona. Last May, TSMC announced that it wants to build its own $12 billion factory.

Following the news, TSMC stock price fell nearly 4%, while Intel gained more than 2%.


Share this article

The information presented herein is prepared by and does not intend to constitute Investment Advice. The information herein is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only.Users/readers should not rely solely on the information presented herewith and should do their own research/analysis by also reading the actual underlying research. The content herewith is generic and does not take into consideration individual personal circumstances, investment experience, or current financial situation. 

Key Way Markets Ltd shall not accept any responsibility for any losses of traders due to the use and the content of the information presented herein. Past performance and forecasts are not reliable indicators of future results.