The world's largest contract chipmaker is expected to kick off mass production on its 40nm processes at Fab 12 in the second half of 2009, when demand is expected to bounce back, the sources said.Source: DigiTimes
So far this week, TSMC has announced via the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) six separate machinery equipment purchases from Applied Materials Asia-Pacific, ASML Hong Kong, Ebara, KLA-Tencor, Lam Research and Novellus Systems, and two purchases from Dainippon Screen Manufacturing. Total transaction amounted to almost NT$7 billion.
TSMC invests $590 million on 40nm equipment
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 22 2009 @ 18:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck