EE Times Asia (2023-11-09)
“The primary change to the largest manufacturing companies globally is the absence of electronic companies in the top 10. Petroleum refining, mining, and automotive manufacturers continue to dominate the top 10 spots. While automotive manufacturing still boasts the largest factories by size, its dominant status at the top is contested by the construction of massive semiconductor plants in the United States. TSMC’s Pheonix Arizona Plant, for example, is now the third largest factory in the world at over 5.1 million square meters,” says James Prestwood, Industrial and Manufacturing Markets Industry Analyst at ABI Research. Samsung and Texas Instruments are also constructing large manufacturing plants in the United States.