Environmental review documents related to TSMC's plans to build a second plant have been submitted for approval and the company aims to pass an environmental impact assessment in the first half of next year before the plant is delivered to the site for construction, Taiwan Economic Daily reported. The first phase of the plant is expected to start production by the end of 2024
Late last year, TSMC formally proposed the Zhongke expansion plan. The plant covers an area of nearly 95 hectares with a total investment of NT $800 billion to NT $100 billion. An initial 4,500 jobs could be created
According to TSMC's supply chain, TSMC plans to build a 2nm plant in Zhongke and a subsequent 1nm plant may also be located here, depending on the size of the investment and the land area of nearly 100 hectares
According to industry estimates, TSMC's pre-production of 2nm will begin in 2024 and mass production will begin in 2025. It will then proceed to 1nm and the subsequent "Amy" process. TSMC 2NM is expected to be the most mature and appropriate technology to support customer growth, with a target of mass production by 2025, TSMC President David Wei said at a legal briefing held on April 14, according to It Home.