Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) founder Morris Chang confirmed his firm is creating a brand new $12 billion funding in a brand new plant in Phoenix, Arizona. The plant will concentrate on 3nm chip manufacturing and might be situated in shut proximity to the Pheonix wafer fab advanced which at present fabs 5nm chip designs. TSMC is predicted to carry a “tool-in” ceremony for its new plant on December 6.
TSMC founder Morris Chang (picture: Reuters)
TSMC is already rumored to produce its 3nm chips primarily based on the N3 course of for the next-gen Apple iPhone chipsets and Apple silicone SoCs for iPad and Mac computer systems. The listing of potential clients is just anticipated to develop with time.
The evolution of TSMC nodes
TSMC’s fundamental factories are situated in its house of Taiwan although the corporate has expanded its efforts within the US with factories in Camas, Washington and Pheonix, Arizona in addition to design facilities in Austin, Texas and San Jose, California. Based mostly on estimates, TSMC managed as much as 70% of all chipset shipments in Q1 2022.