TSMC će u Tajvanu graditi prvu 3 nm fabu na svijetu



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.

Kao dio najave, TSMC nije dao revidirane vremenske rokove za svoju proizvodnju od 3 nm, što vjerojatno znači da tvrtka i dalje očekuje pokretanje proizvodnje od 3 nm do 2022. TSMC je rekao da je njegov prinos od 7 nm prije planiranog roka, i da očekuje brza rampa u 2018. godini - što je zanimljivo, obzirom da je tvrtka najavila planove za umetanje nekoliko ekstremnih ultraljubičastog (EUV) sloja na 7 nm. TSMC je također priopćio kako je njegov plan putanje 5 nm u tijeku za lansiranje u prvom tromjesečju 2019. godine.

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