Asia Express - East Asian ICT
TSMC to Build Third 300mm Wafer Fab in Central Taiwan
May 01, 2010
TSMC plans to build its third 300mm wafer fab in the Central Taiwan Science Park, according to an April 28 Commercial Times report. Dubbed Fab 15, the new fab is expected to involve an investment of up to NT$100 billion (US$3.2 billion; US$1=NT$31.3). With the commencement of construction slated for mid-2010, Fab 15 is expected to support the 28nm process technology. TSMC has projected a full-year capital spending of up to US$4.8 billion for capacity expansion. In addition to the establishment of Fab 15 in central Taiwan, TSMC also plans to launch the fifth-phase expansion at Fab 12 in Hsinchu and the fourth-phase expansion at Fab 14 in Tainan; both are 300mm wafer fabs, too.