Apple supplier TSMC to start moving equipment into its under-construction Arizona plant in second half of 2022

Apple supplier TSMC held recently a “topping-out” ceremony for its new 5nm fabrication plant in Arizona, reports DigiTimes Asia.

TSMC is slated to begin moving equipment into the Arizona fab in the second half of 2022. The foundry expects to enter volume production at the phase-one facility of the fab, designed for a monthly production capacity of 20,000 wafers, in the first quarter of 2024, according to DigiTimes.

The plant will utilize TSMC’s 5-nanometer technology for semiconductor wafer fabrication, have a 20,000 semiconductor wafer per month capacity, create over 1,600 high-tech professional jobs directly, and thousands of indirect jobs in the semiconductor ecosystem. 

TSMC is estimated to rake in revenues of NT$500 billion (about US$17 billion) from fulfilling Apple orders in 2022, up from NT$405.4 billion in 2021.

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