TSMC opens first new fab in Japan

TSMC, the world leader in chip manufacturing, just pulled off another first with the opening of its first chip fab in Japan via its majority-owned subsidiary Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, Inc. (JASM).
Other JASM investors are major Japanese corporations Sony, Denso and Toyota

Impressively, this plant started construction in April 22, and is now ready for production by end 24. And they’ve already announced a second fab at the same site, with construction targeted to start end 24 and production targeted end 27.

‘With both fabs, JASM’s Kumamoto site is expected to offer a total production capacity of more than 100,000 12-inch wafers per month starting from 40, 22/28, 12/16 and 6/7 nanometer process technologies for automotive, industrial, consumer and HPC-related applications. The overall investment in JASM will exceed US$20 billion with strong support from the Japanese government. The two fabs are expected to directly create more than 3,400 high-tech professional jobs.’