back to article TSMC confirms 3nm fab in Arizona to make neighbor Intel sweat a little more

TSMC founder Morris Chang has confirmed the Taiwanese foundry giant's plan to build a 3nm chip manufacturing plant in Arizona alongside its 5nm fab that is slated to open in 2024.   Chang said on Monday while the 3nm fab plan isn't finalized, the advanced chip manufacturing plant would represent the second phase of TSMC's chip …

  1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Intel remains on track

    And have the Powerpoint presentations to prove it.

  2. Tron Silver badge

    Memo to Taipei.

    Once the Americans have replicated Taiwanese chipmaking in the USA, they won't need to defend Taiwan from a Chinese attack.

    1. Trollslayer

      Re: Memo to Taipei.

      Once all the tech has been removed.

  3. Trollslayer


    Is Intel nervous then?

  4. smorr

    What about water?

    Why do TSMC and Intel keep building chip fabs in places without enough water for the existing demand, never mind supporting more fabs? How do Arizona and Texas keep getting plant builds instead of other water rich states? Is it just the tax breaks they receive??

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