TSMC construirá el primer Fab de 3 nm del mundo en Taiwán



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.

Como parte del anuncio, TSMC no ha dado ningún cronograma revisado para su producción de 3 nm, lo que probablemente significa que la compañía aún espera comenzar la producción de 3 nm para 2022. TSMC dijo que su rendimiento de 7 nm está por delante de lo previsto, y que espera una rampa rápida en 2018, lo cual es interesante, considerando que la compañía ha anunciado planes para insertar varias capas ultravioletas extremas (EUV) a 7 nm. TSMC también ha dicho que su hoja de ruta de 5 nm está en camino para su lanzamiento en el primer trimestre de 2019. Sources: EETimes, Tweakers.net, Thanks @ P4-630!