The new-established factory will be the significant link of the 5nm processor products supply chain.
On December 23, 2020, TSMC announced that it will set up a 12-inch wafer factory in Phoenix, Arizona, and is expected to start producing 5nm processors in 2024. The new factory plans to start construction in 2021, begin trial production in 2023, and achieve large-scale production in the first half of 2024. According to a person who is familiar with it, the monthly production capacity of the newly established factory will be over 20,000 wafers per month. This will directly create 1600 high-tech jobs. TSMC will spend about USD 12 billion on this plant from 2021 to 2029. The plan has been approved by the United States.
According to the announcement of TSMC last week, the company is developing 3nm plus processor technology and plans to go into mass production in 2023. Although 5nm processor products are not cutting-edge technology of TSMC, it still has a great amount of demand all around the world and the new factory will be a significant link of the supply chain.