EETimes, 12/3/2010 6:22 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO—Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. plans to increase its capital spending in 2011 compared to this year and is planning a new 300-mm fab in Taiwan that will open in 2015, according to reports emerging from the company's supply chain management forum.
Morris Chang, TSMC's chairman and CEO, said the foundry would boost capacity by more than 30 percent next year in order to meet customer demand, according to reports by Taipei Times and others. Chang also reportedly said TSMC would increase capital spending in 2011 from a projected $5.9 billion this year, though he declined to provide a number.
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