TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, plans to hike chip prices. According to the hearsay received by customers yesterday, there is talk of a 6 percent price increase starting from the first day of 2023. It is among the information that this change, which will cover all old and new generation chips, will be realized due to the problems experienced in the world and TSMC’s growth plans.
Some sources on the subject told Nikkei Asia., Taiwan-based chip giant; Prices hiked due to inflation, rising production costs and plans to expand factories. In addition to these factors, the war in Ukraine and the continuation of the COVID quarantine process in China also cause a decrease in the demand for technological devices and thus a financial pressure on chip manufacturers. On the other hand, we know that TSMC’s desire to expand its production line also contributed to the increase in the chip sales price. Because the company announced an investment plan of $ 100 billion to solve the chip crisis, and planned to spend 44 billion of this on foundries to be built in 2022.
Before this development, TSMC last increased its chip prices last August. The company has not made any statements regarding its current policy. Do not forget to share your thoughts in the comments.