On January 21, according to foreign media news, TSMC's 3nm plant has recently completed land transfer. The site of the former Sanhu Bamboo Lake in Taiwan has been fenced and construction has begun. The project is expected to be completed in two years.
A few days ago, the Taiwan Sci-Tech Bureau of Taiwan stated that after the base of the 3nm factory was formally transferred to TSMC, the pre-construction work has begun and fences have been erected around it. TSMC sent someone to control the entrance and exit of people's vehicles at the door.
According to reports, at present, the advanced manufacturing process of 5 nanometers in the wafer 18 factory that TSMC invested in Taiwan's Nanke has entered the trial production stage, and mass production is expected to begin in the second quarter of this year.
At the 2019 TSMC earnings call conference held earlier, TSMC disclosed that this year's capital expenditure will reach 15 to 16 billion US dollars, another record high. TSMC President Wei Zhejia said that due to the demand of 5G driving in the next few years, customers have strong demand for advanced processes, and 80% of capital expenditures will be used to build advanced processes including 3nm, 5nm, and 7nm.