TSMC approves $2.8 billion for capability enlargement
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co’s (TSMC) board has accredited $2.89 billion in spending to extend capability, the corporate stated on Thursday, responding to a worldwide chip scarcity that has affected carmakers particularly.
In a short assertion, the world’s largest contract chipmaker stated its board had accredited the spending “for the aim of putting in mature know-how capability”.
It didn’t elaborate.
The corporate this month stated that it plans to take a position $100 billion over the subsequent three years to extend capability at its crops, days after Intel Corp introduced a $20 billion plan to develop its capability.
TSMC, shoppers of which embody Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc, has stated it’s working arduous to extend productiveness and alleviate the worldwide scarcity however that offer tightness is prone to proceed into subsequent yr.
The corporate has flagged “a number of years of development alternatives” because the COVID-19 pandemic fuels demand for superior chips to energy gadgets resembling smartphones and laptops.
However its enterprise has additionally been boosted by the chip scarcity that originally compelled automakers to chop manufacturing however is now additionally hurting producers of smartphones, laptops and even family home equipment.