TSMC veidos pasaulē pirmo 3 nm fab Taivānā



TSMC has announced the location for their first 3 nm fab: it will be built in the Tainan Science Park, southern Taiwan. Rumors pegged the new 3 nm factory as possibly being built in the US, due to political reasons; however, TSMC opted to keep their production capabilities clustered in the Tainan Science Park, where they can better leverage their assets and supply chain for the production and support of the world's first 3 nm semiconductor factory. It certainly also helped the Taiwanese government's decision to pledge land, water, electricity and environmental protection support to facilitate TSMC's latest manufacturing plan. It's expected that at least part of the manufacturing machines will be provided by ASML, a Netherlands-based company which has enjoyed 25% revenue growth already just this year.

Paziņojuma ietvaros TSMC nav devis pārskatītus termiņus to 3 nm ražošanai, kas, iespējams, nozīmē, ka uzņēmums joprojām paredz sākt 3 nm ražošanu līdz 2022. gadam. ātra uzbrauktuve 2018. gadā - kas ir interesanti, ņemot vērā, ka uzņēmums ir paziņojis par plāniem ievietot vairākus galējos ultravioletos (EUV) slāņus pie 7 nm. TSMC ir arī paziņojusi, ka tās 5 nm ceļvedis ir plānots, lai to varētu sākt 2019. gada pirmajā ceturksnī.

Sources: EETimes, Tweakers.net, Thanks @ P4-630!