TSMC TRUCKING IN WATER

Taiwan is struggling with a water shortage as the hurricane season was below average. Reservoirs are running dry as not enough rain has fallen in 2020.

Taiwan may find some advantage in building some desalination facilities to be able to maintain a stable water supply for the people. Many arid countries use desalination which has improved the situation substantially for the locals.Taiwan will need to use strong reinforced concrete to be secure from strong winds.

TSMC has been reported widely that they are trucking in water to be able to keep their foundries operating. Semiconductor foundries need a lot of water. TSMC and others are looking to recycle the waste water and return it to the factory in the face of shortages.

REFERENCES

https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202102230022