On August 18, according to foreign media reports, TSMC, a chip foundry, has been in the forefront of the industry in chip manufacturing technology in recent years. With its advanced technology, it has won orders from apple, AMD and many other manufacturers. The production capacity of its advanced technology is also relatively tight this year. In the latest report, foreign media said that TSMC is rapidly expanding the capacity of its 12 inch wafer plant, and the whole semiconductor industry is also paying close attention to it. However, the supply of its 8 inch wafer plant is relatively tight. < / P > < p > in the report, foreign media mentioned that TSMC’s rapidly expanding 12 inch wafer plant capacity is used for advanced chip manufacturing process, which is also a reason why the semiconductor industry pays close attention to this. At present, equipment manufacturers are also focusing on 12 inch wafers. < / P > < p > according to the information on TSMC’s official website, they currently have 13 Fabs in the world, including 6 Super Large 12 inch fabs, 6 8-inch Fabs and 1 6-inch fab. However, with the increase of fabs, the number of TSMC’s 12 inch Fabs may soon exceed that of 8 inch fabs. They announced on May 15 that they will invest 12 billion US dollars in the construction of a wafer factory in the United States. They plan to use 5nm process to manufacture chips for relevant customers. Although TSMC has not yet disclosed the type of wafer factory, it is likely to be a 12 inch super large wafer factory. Continue ReadingAmerican companies begin to give up R & D: who should pay for corporate research?