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Issued on: 2010/07/16 Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C. – July 16, 2010 –TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today
held a groundbreaking ceremony in Taichung’s Central Taiwan Science Park for Fab
TM 15, TSMC’s third 12-inch (300mm) Gigafab and an important milestone in the company’s pledge to expand investment in Taiwan.
The groundbreaking ceremony was conducted by TSMC Chairman and CEO Dr. Morris
Chang. “Science Parks have played a critical role in the development of Taiwan’s
high-tech industry. They have also provided important support to TSMC as we grew to
become a leading global semiconductor company with its roots in Taiwan,” Dr. Chang
said. “Over the past two decades, TSMC has flourished in the Hsinchu and Tainan
science parks, and our groundbreaking for Fab 15 today sets the foundation for TSMC
to reach new heights.”
“TSMC has worked unceasingly to improve its technology leadership, manufacturing
excellence, and customer partnership to join together with our fabless and IDM
customers to forge a powerful competitive force in the semiconductor industry. This
groundbreaking for Fab 15 in the Central Taiwan Science Park shows our commitment
to providing our customers with advanced technology and satisfying their capacity
needs. And as capacity in Fab 15 grows, it will create 8,000 high-quality job
opportunities, demonstrating TSMC’s dedication to corporate social responsibility,” Dr.
TM Fab 15 will be TSMC’s third Gigafab , or fab with capacity of more than 100,000
TM 12-inch wafers per month, and will also be TSMC’s second Gigafab equipped for 28nm technology. Construction will be divided into four phases, and total investment
over the next several years is expected to exceed NT$300 billion. TSMC is scheduled
to begin equipment move-in for the Phase 1 facility in June 2011, with volume
production of 40nm and 28nm technology products for customers in the first quarter of
2012. More advanced process nodes will be introduced as TSMC’s technology
development continues to advance.
In addition, to meet strong customer demand as we build Fab 15, TSMC will continue
to expand capacity at Fab 12 in Hsinchu and Fab 14 in Tainan. Combined capacity of
Fab 12 and Fab 14 currently exceeds 200,000 12-inch wafers per month, and is
scheduled to exceed 240,000 12-inch wafers per month by the end of this year,
underscoring our commitment to providing steadfast support to our customers. 2 of 3 7/28/10 8:20 AM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited http://www.tsmc.com/tsmcdotcom/PRListingNewsAction.do?ac... Fab 15 will be TSMC’s next “green fab” following Fab 12 and Fab 14, incorporating
green concepts in energy conservation and pollution control in its design, including a
process water conservation rate of 85%, reclamation of rainwater, recirculation and
reuse of general exhaust heat, and development of solar power generation and LED
lighting applications. TSMC’s goal is to reach zero emissions of greenhouse gases.
Fab 15 Background Information
- Total area of site: 18.4 hectares
TM - Type of project: TSMC’s third 12-inch Gigafab with two fab buildings and one office building.
- Building area: 430,000 square meters
- Clean room area: 104,000 square meters (approximately 14 soccer fields) TSMC Spokesperson
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer & Spokesperson
TSMC Deputy Spokesperson
Deputy Director, PR Department
Email: [email protected] For further information, please contact
Tel: 886-3-563-6688 ext. 712-5038
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