Asia Express - Consumer Electronics
TSMC to Build New 12-inch Wafer Fab in Central Taiwan Science Park
July 14, 2010
TSMC plans to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on July 16, 2010 for its new 12-inch wafer fab located in the Central Taiwan Science Park, according to Economic Daily News of Taiwan. Dubbed Fab 15, the new plant is projected to produce 100,000 wafers per month. It is reported that TSMC chairman and CEO Morris Chang will announced the commencement of construction himself, and it is expected that more details about the plant will be given by Morris Chang at the ceremony. Fab 15 is projected to support the 28nm process technology in the future, but at the initial stage, Fab 15 is expected to produce wafers using 40nm process technology instead.