So thst is what? 2 maybe 3 more fabs?
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's board of directors has approved a $6.74bn budget for expanding its factories. The cash injection will go into building and installing more fabs, increasing capacity, and research and development in Q2. TSMC did not respond to The Register's requests for further details. Last month …
It’s likely a refit of an existing fab from 7nm LP to either 7nm+ HP/6nm HP as demand for 7nm LP is likely short lived and already moving to 5nm LP and improvements in yield/throughput justify the move given Intels struggles and existing 12nm/16nm capacity looking for process shrinks.
As mentioned, a completely new 10nm fab was around $10bn and a new 5nm fab is around $17bn.
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