Late last month, TSMC announced plans to build a 3nm plant at the Tainan science Park in south-western Taiwan. Now we have a bit more information about how much this highly advanced chip plant will cost.
TSMC chairman Morris Chang, 86, who will retire in June 2018, predicts the facility may cost upwards of $20 billion:
“By the time we’re through, by the time we’ve built all the necessary capacity, I think we would have spent upwards of $15 billion,” said Chang, who’s calling it quits in June and handing the reins of his $190 billion-plus company to lieutenants Mark Liu and C.C. Wei. “That’s a conservative estimate. Maybe it’s safer to say upwards of $20 billion."