TSMC Announces Updates for TSMC Arizona

PHOENIX, Ari­zo­na, Dec. 6, 2022 – TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announ­ced that in addi­ti­on to TSMC Arizona’s first fab, which is sche­du­led to begin pro­duc­tion of N4 pro­cess tech­no­lo­gy in 2024, TSMC has also star­ted the con­s­truc­tion of a second fab which is sche­du­led to begin pro­duc­tion of 3nm pro­cess tech­no­lo­gy in 2026. The over­all invest­ment for the­se two fabs will be appro­xi­m­ate­ly US$40 bil­li­on, repre­sen­ting the lar­gest for­eign direct invest­ment in Ari­zo­na histo­ry and one of the lar­gest for­eign direct invest­ments in the histo­ry of the United States.

In addi­ti­on to the over 10,000 con­s­truc­tion workers who hel­ped with con­s­truc­tion of the site, TSMC Arizona’s two fabs are expec­ted to crea­te an addi­tio­nal 10,000 high-pay­ing high-tech jobs, inclu­ding 4,500 direct TSMC jobs. When com­ple­te, TSMC Arizona’s two fabs will manu­fac­tu­re over 600,000 wafers per year, with esti­ma­ted end-pro­duct value of more than US$40 billion.

In line with TSMC’s com­mit­ment to green manu­fac­tu­ring, it was also reve­a­led that TSMC Ari­zo­na is in the plan­ning stages for an on-site Indus­tri­al Water Recla­ma­ti­on Plant that when finis­hed, will allow the TSMC Ari­zo­na site to achie­ve near zero liquid discharge.

When com­ple­te, TSMC Ari­zo­na aims be the gree­nest semi­con­duc­tor manu­fac­tu­ring faci­li­ty in the United Sta­tes pro­du­cing the most advan­ced semi­con­duc­tor pro­cess tech­no­lo­gy in the coun­try, enab­ling next gene­ra­ti­on high-per­for­mance and low-power com­pu­ting pro­ducts for years to come,” said TSMC Chair­man Dr. Mark Liu. “We are thank­ful for the con­ti­nu­al col­la­bo­ra­ti­on that has brought us here and are plea­sed to work with our part­ners in the United Sta­tes to ser­ve as a base for semi­con­duc­tor innovation.”