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TSMC building new Taichung plant at a cost of NT$300 billion

TSMC building new Taichung plant at a cost of NT$300 billion

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) , the world's largest contract chipmaker, held a ground breaking ceremony yesterday for its new "giga" chip plant in Taichung's Central Taiwan Science Park, which is expected to cost more than NT$300 billion (US$9.34 billion).
At the ceremony, TSMC Chairman Morris Chang said that the new chip plant - Fab 15 - will be TSMC's third "Gigafab, " which means it will have a capacity of more than 100,000 12-inch wafers per month. It will also be TSMC's second Gigafab equipped for 28nm production, he said.
"As capacity at Fab 15 grows, 8,000 high-quality job opportunities will be created, demonstrating TSMC's dedication to corporate social responsibility," said Chang.
TSMC is scheduled to install the plant's equipment by June 2011 and to begin production of 40nm and 28nm technology products in the first quarter of 2012.
TSMC has grown fast in the past year, but that was just a "prelude," Chang said, adding that Fab 15 will drive another wave of growth by the company.
The new plant will also be another "green fab" like Fab 12 and Fab 14, he said, adding that the goal is to achieve zero emissions of greenhouse gases.
To meet strong customer demand, TSMC said it will continue to expand capacity at Fab 12 in Hsinchu and Fab 14 in Tainan.


Updated : 2021-02-26 12:48 GMT+08:00