In an SEC filing on Monday, November 14th, Berkshire Hathaway disclosed that it had put down over $4 billion on a stake in Taiwan Semiconductor, the Taiwanese tech giant that is the world’s top chipmaker, reports an article in Forbes.
According to the filing, Berkshire Hathaway, helmed by the legendary 92-year-old Warren Buffett, purchased roughly 60 million American depositary receipts of Taiwan Semiconductor throughout the third quarter of this year. As of the end of the that quarter, the lowest ADR price for Taiwan Semi was $68.56, costing Berkshire at least least $4.1 billion for the deal, according to Forbes.
TSMC, Taiwan’s most valuable company, was founded in 1987 by Morris Chang and has dominated in the manufacturing of the smartest chips in the world. The company is in the process of expanding globally: a $12 billion chip plant is currently under construction in Arizona, putting it near some of its biggest clients like Apple and Nvidia, and there are plans to construct a factory in Japan in order to be close to some the top car makers and electronics manufacturers in the world.
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