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TSMC Kumamoto Plant is completed and the opening ceremony will be held in February

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's largest semiconductor contract manufacturer, said that the first plant in Japan, which is being built in Kikuyang Town, Kumamoto Prefecture, will be completed by the end of 2023. The production equipment has begun to be moved in, and preparations for the start-up of the production line will be advanced. Shipments are scheduled to begin by the end of 2024. According to relevant sources, the opening ceremony of the plant is being coordinated on February 24.

JASM, the TSMC subsidiary that operates the plant, began construction in April 2022. After 24 hours of intensive construction, part of the office building began to be used in August 2023. The completed plant has two floors underground and four floors above ground. The total area of clean rooms necessary for semiconductor production is about 45,000 square meters.

In addition to TSMC executives, there are plans for senior Japanese and Taiwanese government officials to attend the opening ceremony. "We are on track to achieve mass production by the end of 2024 at the latest," said a TSMC official.

 

The investment in the new plant is about $8.6 billion. SONY Group and Denso are also contributing to JASM, and the Japanese government will provide up to 476 billion yen (about 23.5 billion yuan) in subsidies.