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Taiwan favors TSMC’s 2nm fab: going online from 2024 to 2025

Taiwan’s Environmental Review Board has approved TSMC’s plan to build a new fab at the company’s site near Baoshan, Hsinchu County, Taiwan. The fab will use TSMC’s N2 (2 nm) manufacturing process to produce chips, and when it goes live in a few years, it will become one of the most advanced semiconductor facilities in the world.

“Semiconductor is one of the most important industries for Taiwan’s economic growth,” said Lin Chuannian, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Nikkei“The government will help TSMC achieve its environmental goals while continuing to build advanced technologies.”

TSMC’s first N2 wafer fab in Hsinchu Science Park is expected to be constructed in four phases. According to Nikkei News, TSMC is expected to break ground in early 2022 to build its new 2nm production facility. Under normal circumstances, it takes about a year for a semiconductor company to build a building and then start the equipment relocation process, which again takes about a year.

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According to the company’s roadmap, its N2 manufacturing process will be ready for mass production at the end of 2024 or sometime in 2025, when the fab will be ready. As the demand for TSMC’s N2 nodes increases, TSMC will build, equip and increase its facilities in other stages in Hsinchu.

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