TSMC to Build 3nm Fab in Taiwan

September 29, 2017, anysilicon

Taiwan-based semiconductor foundry TSMC announced it will build its cutting-edge semiconductor fabrication plant in Tainan, ending speculation that it might skip Taiwan and invest in the U.S.


“Following careful evaluation, the Company’s planned advanced 3nm fab will be located in the Tainan Science Park to fully leverage the company’s existing cluster advantage and the benefit of a comprehensive supply chain,” the company said in a statement released Friday.


The announcement came ahead of schedule, ending worries that TSMC, one of Taiwan’s biggest firms and employers, might establish the fab in the U.S. due to the potential gap in Taiwan’s water and power supply.


“TSMC recognizes and is grateful for the government’s clear commitment to resolve any issues, including land, water, electricity and environmental protection,” the statement said.


Source: http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/2017/09/29/500407/tsmc-picks.htm


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