DigiTimes reports TSMC will boost its capacity at Fab 14 to 40,000 12" wafers per month. This is an increase of about 5,000 wafers per month compared to the previous designed monthly capacity.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is currently equipping 12-inch tools at its Fab 14, Phase 4 facility located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP). Designed monthly capacity is 40,000 wafers, according to the company.
In line with the expansion project, TSMC plans to hire an additional 500-600 staff for Fab 14 during the first half of 2011. The number of TSMC's employees stationed at the STSP will increase to more than 10,000 at the end of 2011 from 9,200 currently, the company said.