April 06, 2016, anysilicon
TSMC, the world’s largest pure-play semiconductor foundry, plans to build a 12“ wafer fab a service center in Nanjing, China.
The new facility in China would be able to produce up to 20,000 12” wafers per month and will start production of 16-nanometer process technology in 2018, according to TSMC.
In January, Morris Chang, founder and chairman of TSMC, said that building another plant in China would enhance access to the growing market there, which generated 9% of the company’s revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015.
In 2018, when TSMC starts production of the 16-nanometer wafers in Nanjing, it expects to start production of its next-generation 7 nanometer wafers in Taiwan in line with current laws and regulations, he said.
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