TSMC With Toyota Initiate A New Semiconductor Plant In Japan

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  • The investment, capped at US$5.26 billion for the new facility, underscores the importance of advancing semiconductor technology
  • Construction will start later this year, and the factory will be operational by 2027

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC)  has initiated a major step in Japan as it announced its second semiconductor plant. The investment made by Toyota Motor Corp.

Construction will start later this year, and the factory will be operational by 2027. TSMC is expanding its business in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. This initiative is a move towards Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s vision of enhancing Japan’s semiconductor production capabilities.

The partnership of TSMC and Toyota will prove a tremendous growth. It showcases a cross-industry effort to strengthen the semiconductor supply chain. The investment, capped at US$5.26 billion for the new facility, underscores the importance of advancing semiconductor technology, with the addition of 6- and 7-nanometre process technologies at the new site.

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Set to commence construction by year-end and become operational by 2027, this initiative transcends mere manufacturing expansion. It signifies a dedication to innovation and technological progress, poised to yield over 100,000 12-inch wafers monthly and generate upwards of 3,400 high-tech positions. Its inception coincides with a heightened global awareness of the necessity for a resilient semiconductor supply chain, underscored by recent shortages that reverberated across industries, from automotive to consumer electronics.

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