TSMC may spend NT$1 trillion to build a new 2nm factory
Recently, TSMC’s 2nm process development seems to be gradually becoming formal. According to United Daily News (UDN) reports, TSMC plans to spend NT$1 trillion to build a new fab dedicated to the production of 2nm chips, located in Taichung, Taiwan. It is said that TSMC has submitted relevant documents to the local competent authorities. Although the target land has shortcomings such as a small area, it can meet TSMC’s transportation requirements due to its location at the intersection of traffic.
TSMC currently operates two fabs in the region, both located in the Central Science Park, one of which is GigaFab, one of TSMC’s four large-scale fabs, with a cumulative annual production of more than 9 million 12-inch wafers. In addition, there have been recent rumors that TSMC’s Arizona fab is facing recruitment difficulties. TSMC reiterated plans to start operations in 2024 and shared video and photos of the construction process. Intel also has a semiconductor manufacturing facility in the state, which is currently being expanded.