Posted on Tuesday, June 29 2021 @ 10:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Amidst the current semiconductor component shortage, the big names in the industry are investing many billions of dollars to enhance and increase production capacity. Over the next couple of years, a lot of new and more advanced facilities will come online. TSMC has big expansion plans and Samsung is ramping up its foundry business too. And under the leadership of its new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, Intel is trying its hand at foundry services again.
TSMC secures land for future 2nm plant
TSMC is the world leader in semiconductor production and the Taiwanese giant isn't slowing down. Hexus reports the foundry
has just secured 90 hectares of land in Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park area, close to the company's existing main base of operations.
Set in the Hsinchu Science Park area (Taiwan's Silicon Valley), TSMC has secured a site of 90 hectares. This site thus covers an area which is roughly equivalent to 225 football pitches. The plans were revealed by the Ministry of Science and Technology which has been looking closely at matters such as the potential environmental impact of the facility, including potential air pollution, waste treatment, water usage, impact on a nearby river, earthquake mitigations, the felling of trees / plants and their replacement / replanting nearby – particularly to protect local butterfly species.
The 2nm plant is expected to hit mass production in about five years.