According to Taiwan media reports, TSMC said that the Kaohsiung plant will start construction this year. It is reported that TSMC will set up a fab in Kaohsiung to produce 7-nanometer and 28-nanometer processes. Construction will begin in 2022 and mass production will begin in 2024.
At this time, TSMC revealed that by 2025, the production capacity of its mature and professional nodes will be expanded by about 50%. The plan includes the construction of a large number of new fabs in Taiwan, Japan, and China.
In terms of capital expenditure, TSMC’s 2021 will be 30 billion US dollars, this year is expected to reach 40 billion to 44 billion US dollars, a sharp increase of 33-46.5% over last year. Liu Deyin, chairman of TSMC, pointed out that it now looks like capital expenditure will reach $40 billion next year.