30 Dec '16, 4am

EPA passes environmental impact assessment for TSMC 10nm facilities - Digitimes: EPA passes environmental impact…

EPA passes environmental impact assessment for TSMC 10nm facilities Jocelyn Hsieh, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 30 December 2016] Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has approved an environmental impact assessment on land designated for construction of 10nm production facilities by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in Taichung, central Taiwan. The new facilities are part of TSMC's planned expansion at its 12-inch wafer plant at the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) dubbed Fab 15. Construction of the facilities, that will be equipped for 10nm as well as 7nm process node capacity, is scheduled to complete during 2017, according to industry sources. The Phase 5-7 facilities of TSMC's Fab 15 are designed to manufacture chips using 10nm and 7nm processes, a Chinese-language Commercial Times report quoted sources at equipment supplie...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20161230PD200.html

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