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TSMC’s 2nm GigaFabs: Another Location Reportedly Considered

Although TSMC has never formally introduced its post-N3 (post-3nm) fabrication process, sometimes called N2 (or 2nm), it has outlined rather aggressive plans for its 2nm wafer processing facilities that include two GigaFabs. The first 2nm-capable fab will be built in the Hsinchu Science Park, but it looks like the company may be re-evaluating plans for the second 2nm fab after facing water shortages earlier this year.

TSMC’s first fab capable of producing chips using its N2 manufacturing technology will be located at the company’s site near Baoshan, Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan. Last year the company built its new R1 R&D facility that will be used both for N3 and N2 nodes (according to media reports). There were no reports about a TSMC groundbreaking ceremony in the Hsinchu Science Park, but the company has announced that the fab will be built in four phases.

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The foundry planned to build its second N2-capable fab in the Central Taiwan Science Park near Taichung. TSMC already has production facilities near Taichung. But central Taiwan is among the areas that suffered the most from the recent drought in Taiwan, which forced TSMC to supply water to its fabs using trucks. 

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