An electronics firm is considering how best to supply the world market

for microprocessors used in consumer and industrial electronic products.

A manufacturing plant costs about $500 million to construct and

requires a highly skilled workforce. The total value of the world market

for this product over the next 10 years is estimated to be between $10

billion and $15 billion. The tariffs prevailing in this industry are

currently low. What kind of location(s) should the firm favor for its