TSMC Semiconductor PlantPhoenix, Arizona
2:17 P.M. MST
THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know if any of you have any seats, but if you have a seat, please take them. (Laughter.) I once said that when I first became President, and they said, “Biden is so slow, he doesn’t realize there’s no seats out here.” (Laughter.)
Anyway, thank you, Mark, for that introduction. I appreciate it very much. Your company’s commitment to building, as you put it, a vibrant — “a vibrant semiconductor ecosystem in the United States.” And that’s what we’re doing with your help.
Thank you to everyone at TSMC, especially Morris Chang who founded this company in 1987 and grew it into a global giant. But the most significant thing about him is his wife, Sophie. I tell you, believe it or not, Sophie worked in my first senatorial campaign when I ran for the Senate. True story. (Applause.) So I owe an awful lot to this company.
We had a lieutenant governor named S.B. Woo, and whose wife Kathy [Katy] were on my staff, and they got her involved. And so I want to — I want to thank her very much for that.
Mayor, thank you for welcoming us to your city. And, Gov, you and I are different sides, but we see and share the same vision as Arizon …