Peter Clarke, EETimes
6/11/2012 8:19 AM EDT
LONDON – The Taiwan government has a approved a proposal from foundry chip company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. to build a 450-mm wafer fab in central Taiwan early in 2014, according to a Reuters report.
The plan, approved by the Council for Economic Planning and Development, has a total investment cost estimated at between $8 billion and $10 billion but is expected to be producing about NT$200 billion (about $6.7 billion) worth of wafers per year in 2019, the report said.
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