ARIZONA NEWS

TSMC could delay production start date for second Arizona chip factory

Jan 19, 2024, 1:00 PM

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is building its massive chip factories in north Phoenix. (TS...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is building its massive chip factories in north Phoenix. (TSMC Photo)

(TSMC Photo)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is reassessing the production start date and the type of chip products it will manufacture at its second Arizona fab now under construction in north Phoenix.

On a Jan. 18 earnings call after the Taiwan-based computer chip juggernaut released its fourth-quarter financial report, TSMC Chairman Mark Liu said the company might shift the second fab’s opening date to 2027 or 2028, depending upon customer demand and U.S. government incentives. TSMC had previously announced plans to begin production at the second fab in 2026.

TSMC remains on track to begin operations at its first Arizona fab — that will supply chips to Apple — in the first half of 2025, where it will produce 4-nanometer chips.

“We are well on track for volume production of N4, or 4-nanometer process technology, in first half of 2025,” Liu said, “and are confident that, once we begin operations, we will be able to deliver the same level of manufacturing quality and reliability in Arizona as from our fabs in Taiwan.”

In addition, Liu said the type of technology that will be produced at TSMC’s second fab in Arizona is under discussion. The company previously said it would produce 3-nanometer chips at the fab.

“… Nothing is definitive, but we are trying to optimize the value for the overseas fab for TSMC,” Liu said, referring to the second Arizona factory.

This story is posted in partnership with Phoenix Business Journal. Click to read the full story.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

The woman who struck the 17-year-old in a hit-and-run case was possibly driving a 2008-2012 Chrysle...

KTAR.com

Hit-and-run suspect leaves Phoenix teen with broken legs

The hit-and-run left a teenage boy with two broken bones and other injuries.

4 hours ago

Panoramic file photo of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administrati...

KTAR.com

Weekend Wrap: Here are the biggest Phoenix news stories from June 21-23

Here are some of the top Phoenix news stories from June 21-23.

5 hours ago

Two suspects were arrested in connection with a May homicide. (Pexels photo and MCSO mugshot)...

KTAR.com

Teen suspects arrested for alleged connection with May homicide in Phoenix

Two suspects were arrested for their alleged involvement in a Phoenix homicide that left a man shot dead in his car in May.

7 hours ago

Cars are seen driving on a wet street through drops on a window or windshield on a rainy day....

KTAR.com

Tucson experiences heavy rain, additional rain expected throughout Valley

Tucson experienced a wave of thunderstorms this weekend with winds up to 73 mph. Addtional rainfall is to be expected Sunday night throughout the Valley.

7 hours ago

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at Planned Parenthood, March. 14, 2024, in St. Paul, Minn. Harr...

Associated Press

‘Everything is at stake’ for reproductive rights in 2024, Harris says ahead of Arizona visit Monday

Kamala Harris said ahead of a campaign visit to Arizona on Monday “everything is at stake” with reproductive rights in November's election.

8 hours ago

The Arizona Transportation Board has approved a five-year transportation facilities construction pr...

Bailey Leasure

Arizona Transportation Board approves 5-year plan for highway improvements

The Arizona Transportation Board has approved a five-year transportation facilities construction program plan to improve highways.

10 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Sanderson Ford

3 new rides for 3 new road trips in Arizona

It's time for the Sanderson Ford Memorial Day sale with the Mighty Fine 69 Anniversary, as Sanderson Ford turned 69 years old in May.

...

Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

TSMC could delay production start date for second Arizona chip factory