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Updated February 6th, 2024 at 17:19 IST

TSMC to build its second chip factory in Japan

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build its second chip factory in Japan

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TSMC to build its second chip factory in Japan
TSMC to build its second chip factory in Japan | Image:TSMC
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Chip Plant: Chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) said on January 6 that it plans to build a second Japanese plant, which will be operational by end of 2027, bringing total investment in its Japan venture to more than $20 billion with the support of the Tokyo government.

TSMC announced plans in 2021 to build a $7 billion chip plant in Kumamoto in southern Japan's Kyushu.

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In January, TSMC said its first Japanese factory would open in February with volume production in the fourth quarter, meanwhile,  the company was also exploring constructing a second factory in the country.

TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker, said its majority-owned unit Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing in Kumamoto would build a second fabrication plant, in response to rising customer demand, as per media reports.

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The second fab's construction by the end of this year and with both factories the site is expected to have a total monthly capacity of more than 1,00,000 12-inch wafers to be used for automotive, industrial, consumer and high performance computing-related applications, the company said. 

The capacity plan may be further adjusted based upon customer demand, it added.

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TSMC holds a 86.5 per cent stake in the Japanese venture, with Sony Group holding 6 per cent, auto parts maker Denso 5.5 aper cent and carmaker Toyota 2 per cent

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Published February 6th, 2024 at 17:19 IST

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