20 Mar '17, 8am

World's top #semiconductor foundry co said considering US for site of super-advanced chip fab:

TSMC enlisted US as potential site for 3nm chip production, says paper EDN, March 20; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 20 March 2017] Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has officially enlisted the US as an optional location to build a new manufacturing fab for production of 3nm chips, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN ) report. TSMC previously stated that it will give the priority to Taiwan as the production site for its advanced 3nm process and has been seeking assistance from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to acquire a land lot of 50-80 hectare to build the plant. In response, the MOST has promised to allocate a lot of 50 hectare in Kaohsiung Science Park (KSP) in southern Taiwan to meet TSMC's demand. However, considering that an environmental protection evaluation of the planned site in the KSP may not complete by 2022,...

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