Strengthening the semiconductor supply chain

Microchip Technology has expanded its partnership with TSMC to enable a specialized 40nm manufacturing capacity at Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, TSMC’s majority-owned manufacturing subsidiary in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. This partnership is part of Microchip’s ongoing strategy to build resiliency in its supply chain. Other initiatives include boosting internal manufacturing capabilities/capacity, plus providing more geographical diversity/redundancy in wafer fab, foundry, assembly, test and OSAT partners. 

Microchip’s senior vice president of worldwide manufacturing and technology, Michael Finley, said: “Microchip’s reputation for providing responsible and reliable supply management is enhanced with this new TSMC manufacturing path. Customers can have confidence when designing our products into their applications and platforms, with the support of resilient and robust manufacturing capabilities.”

TSMC’s North America senior vice president of business management, Rose Castanares, added: “Our expanded collaboration with Microchip will ensure that as leading technologies continue to develop, so will our collective ability to manufacture and deliver those capabilities to global customers when they are needed.”