Stock of the Week: Taiwan Semiconductor

Taiwanese chip-maker has become the manufacturer of choice for the world's biggest tech hardware firms, and investors have chased the shares higher in recent years

James Gard 17 September, 2020 | 11:43AM

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Chips are on our minds this week here at Morningstar.co.uk – not the hearty potato snack, but the essential semiconductors that run our phones, tablets and laptops, which this year have become more indispensable than ever as we work and play at home.

The companies that design and make these chips are suddenly in high demand: US firm Nvidia (NVDA) has just bought the UK’s ARM Holdings, which supplies chips for iPhones, for $40 billion from SoftBank – a previous stock of the week – which itself paid $32 billion to take the company private four years ago.

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