TSMC prepares to build a second chip factory in Arizona

Taiwan chip maker TSMC apparently preparing to build another semiconductor manufacturing plant in Arizona. This would be added to the facilities that he finished building last summer. According to the Wall Street Journal, TSMC plans to confirm its construction shortly, and has decided to build it at a point north of Phoenix, next to the Fab 21 plant that already has the company, which it decided to build in 2020, and in which it has invested 12,000 million dollars.

These new facilities will be used for the manufacture of 3-nanometer chips, according to several sources familiar with the expansion plans that TSMC is considering. The dimensions and extension of the new plant will apparently be similar to those of the factory that the company has just built in Arizona. (takes2fitness)

Last year, several reports already appeared that suggested that TSMC was considering building up to five additional semiconductor factories to the one already completed in that US state, and that despite the fact that its construction has been completed, it will not start manufacturing chips. until 2024.

The step for the construction of this additional plant is going to be taken despite the fact that the Taiwanese company announced a few weeks ago that it was going to reduce its budget for investments due to the slowdown in the market, which has also led TSMC to announce that the growth of your revenue in the last quarter of 2022 will likely be flat.

TSCM apparently intends to hold a ceremony in December to coincide with the installation of the first batch of production equipment at its Fab 21 plant. According to various sources, it also has plans there to manufacture 4-nanometer chips, technology that is a development of its 5-nanometer process technology.

On the other hand, the company planned to start the mass production of 3 nanometer chips this quarter, but it seems that has delayed its plans to start production, and will not start with her this year. Apparently, they have made the decision due to delays in Intel’s Meteor Lake processor, which has components whose manufacturing has been outsourced to TSMC.

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