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Taiwan government wants to encourage more new semiconductor foundries

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Taiwan's Economic Affairs Minister Mei-hua Wang, in response to the Japan and India governments' call for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to set up wafer foundries in each, indicated that Taiwan has sufficient supply of land, water and power to accommodate production capacity for advanced ICs to meet global demand.

TSMC currently leads globally in 7nm, 5nm and even 3nm technologies, and Intel is likely to outsource part of the production of its most advanced CPUs and GPUs to TSMC due to unsatisfactory yield rates in its 7nm-based process, according to industry sources.

TSMC, before it began constructing 3nm plants and related facilities, had let Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) know the corresponding demand for power including green electricity, and the government has invested to expand power generation and improve the transmission to satisfy the company's needs, Wang noted.

Based on the government's investments at present, power supply for semiconductor plants in Taiwan will remain sufficient until 2027, Wang indicated.

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