TSMC is collaborating with Sony on its new $7 billion chip factory in Japan
- November 10, 2021
TSMC is collaborating with Sony (specifically, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation) on its new $7 billion chip factory in Japan, the organizations jointly reported today. The new plant, as had been recently reported, will focus not on cutting edge chips but instead older 22nm and 28nm processes in an effort to meet supply deficits for older chips have has consistently affected everything from vehicles to cell phones.
The new factory had previously been reported last month by TSMC CEO C.C. Wei, in spite of the fact that at that point, it presently couldn’t seem to be supported by TSMC’s board of directors. Nikkei reports that the board has now endorsed the new processing plant under another auxiliary, Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, Inc. (JASM). Sony’s semiconductor gathering will put roughly $0.5 billion in the new auxiliary for under 20% value in JASM.
For those trusting that the new Japan plant will assist ease with providing limitations on more established chips, it’ll in any case be some time before the new plant comes on the web. Development on the new fab will not start until 2022, with creation not set to begin until “the finish of 2024.”
The Nikkei report likewise takes note of that TSMC’s board additionally supported designs to fabricate another fab in Taiwan that would zero in on both progressed 7nm chips, just as heritage 28nm items, in spite of the fact that development isn’t set to start until 2024.
The new developments are essential for TSMC’s aggressive designs to contribute $100 billion through 2023 to work out its chipmaking abilities significantly further. TSMC actually fabricates the main part of its chips in Taiwan, outside of a couple of fabs in China and a little auxiliary (WaferTech) situated in Washington state. The new $7 billion Japan fab, alongside the all around arranged $12 billion assembling center point in Arizona, would assist with extending TSMC’s span to new nations, even as the new Taiwan office keeps on supporting its homegrown limit.