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Japanese retailers expecting demand bump from new TSMC fab in Kumamoto

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s (TSMC) new fab in the town of Kikuyo located in Kumamoto prefecture nears completion, Japanese retailers are anticipating...

TSMC joint venture says more chip suppliers need to invest in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese chip suppliers who relocated production overseas over the past decades need to expand production at home, according to the head of Japan Advanced Semiconductor Ma...

Taiwan’s TSMC considers 3 nm chip facility in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is mulling whether to build a third fab in Japan to produce cutting-edge 3-nanometer chips, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday (No...

Japan looking to provide NT$15 billion in subsidies for 2nd TSMC plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government is looking to provide Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) with 770 billion yen (NT$15 billion) in aid for a second chip fab in Kumamoto p...

Taiwan’s TSMC to reportedly start construction of 2nd Japanese fab next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is reportedly planning to construct a second fab in Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture, according to Japanese outlet Nikkan Ko...

Taiwan’s TSMC facing land shortage as it mulls 2nd Japanese fab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is considering a second facility in Japan to produce mature processes but is having difficulties finding enough land for the ...

Taiwan’s TSMC still considers building fab in Europe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said Friday (March 10) it was still considering setting up a fab in Europe, rejecting reports it was turning its attention to...

Taiwan chip exports increased in 2022 for 7th straight year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan saw exports of integrated circuit chips increase in 2022 for the seventh straight year. Bloomberg cited data from Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance that showed ...

Japanese chipmaking equipment firms preparing for arrival of Taiwan’s TSMC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturers are setting up new domestic facilities in preparation for the arrival of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) in Ja...

Taiwan’s TSMC to receive up to US$3.5bn in subsidies for Japan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will receive up to US$3.5 billion (NT$104 billion) in subsidies from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (M...

Taiwan’s TSMC starts construction for new chip fab in Japan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said Tuesday (April 19) it will begin construction for a new chip plant in Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture on...

Taiwan’s TSMC reportedly eyeing Q1 2023 for equipment move-in at Arizona fab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is reportedly planning to start moving equipment into its Arizona fab during the first quarter next year. According to the...

Taiwan’s TSMC ups Japan chip facility investment with Denso addition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning to increase its investment in its first chip fab in Japan after the addition of auto parts maker Denso as an ...

Kumamoto's Kikuyo township considers extended roads, redrawn rail lines for TSMC fab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning to set up its factory in Kumamoto’s Kikuyo Township and local transport routes will be augmented accord...

Taiwan green lights TSMC facility in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s (TSMC) investment plan to set up a chip plant in Japan was given the okay by Taiwan’s Investment Commission on Monday ...