TSMC’s upcoming $12bn plant in Arizona will produce 3nm chips, founder confirms

Michail, 21 November 2022

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) founder Morris Chang confirmed his company is developing a new $12 billion investment in a new plant in Phoenix, Arizona. The plant will focus on 3nm chip production and will be located in close proximity to the Pheonix wafer fab complex which currently fabs 5nm chip designs. TSMC is expected to hold a “tool-in” ceremony for its new plant on December 6.

TSMC founder Morris Chang (image: Reuters)
TSMC founder Morris Chang (image: Reuters)

TSMC is already rumored to supply its 3nm chips based on the N3 process for the next-gen Apple iPhone chipsets and Apple silicone SoCs for iPad and Mac computers. The list of potential customers is only expected to grow with time.

The evolution of TSMC nodes The evolution of TSMC nodes

TSMC’s main factories are located in its home of Taiwan though the company has expanded its efforts in the US with factories in Camas, Washington and Pheonix, Arizona as well as design centers in Austin, Texas and San Jose, California. Based on estimates, TSMC controlled up to 70% of all chipset shipments in Q1 2022.

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Reader comments

I've already said that...

  • Anonymous
  • 23 Nov 2022
  • t7Z

Yes! Even if I had to pay double. triple or quadruple the price. Nice!

I can't wait to buy a phone that says made and assembled in USA on it 😁 As long as it's not assembled in china, I really don't care about the price. Greetings from Europe.

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