TSMC will build four new fabs for the production of 3nm chips. About that informed Nikkei Asia. The total investment is about $40 billion. The establishment of new companies will strengthen Taiwan’s dominance in the chip industry. Today, according to various estimates, the island produces up to 90% of advanced semiconductor products.
Despite the recent completion of four plants, TSMC continues to expand production. Presumably, new companies will be located near the Taiwanese city of Tainan. The cost of each facility is approximately US$10 billion and potential production volumes have not yet been specified.
US politicians believe over-reliance on Taiwanese chips poses risks to the global supply chain. For this reason, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order to strengthen the US semiconductor industry. Authorities have also approached Taiwanese companies with a proposal to build factories in the United States. The same TSMC is fairly actively building its business in Arizona, where it will launch 5nm products.
A few days earlier, TSMC had announced five 3nm chip technologies. According to the developers, the novelties will increase the frequency of processors by 10-15% with the same power consumption, and with the same frequency, reduce energy costs by 20-30%.