TSMC Sets Sights on Japan for Next-Gen Chip Manufacturing, Boosting Global Tech Leadership



Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (NYSE:TSM) is stepping up its efforts to diversify chip production beyond Taiwan, with plans to begin constructing a second factory in Japan later this year. 

The key Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA) supplier’s new facility in Kumamoto prefecture is expected to be operational by the end of 2027 and will manufacture 6-nanometer chips, marking the most advanced semiconductors produced in Japan. 

Alongside the first Kumamoto plant currently under construction, these two factories will boast a combined capacity of at least 100,000 12-inch wafers a month, aligning with the capacity of TSMC’s gigafabs in Taiwan, Nikkei Asia reports.

In a strategic move to diversify production and …

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