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TSMC applies at CTSP to build a wafer plant

Posted: 23 Aug 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share


An official from the Central Taiwan Science Park (CSTP) has confirmed the application of wafer manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. (TSMC) to build a new facility at the industrial center.

Yang Wen-ke, deputy director-general of CTSP's Provisional Office, says that TSMC's operation proposal is still under review. According to Yang, TSMC plans to invest $7.5 billion in a new wafer facility that will produce 12-inch wafers using 65nm and 45nm technology.

TSMC is scheduled to commence construction of the new plant early next year and expects to begin production by the second half of 2008. The plant will have an initial monthly capacity of 11, 000 units, but a monthly shipment of 105,000 units is expected upon completion of the expansion plans.

Tzeng Jinn-haw, spokesman for TSMC, says that the company will begin expansion at the Park by the time its Fab-12 and Fab-14 in Hsinchu and Tainan, respectively, have reached full capacity.

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