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Semiconductor factory plans to expand in northwest Phoenix

An ASU supply chain management expert discusses why the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) plant decided to build another factory in northwest Phoenix.

In this story aired April 8, 2024, on Arizona PBS:

You need a lot of water when you make semiconductors — we have the cheapest water of any American city even though we don't have that much. I know that's crazy, but that was a big part of the decision along with the established base of semiconductors here already.

Dale Rogers, professor of supply chain management and ON Semiconductor Professor of Business

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