Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed its Nanjing subsidiary has ordered facility equipment from Taiwan Puritic and L&K Engineering (Suzhou) totaling about NT$2.4 billion (US$75.4 million).
Earlier in November 2016, TSMC issued a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it spent a total of about NT$1.69 billion on facility equipment for the Nanjing site from Jiangxi Hantang System Integrated, Marketech International and Uangyih-Tech Industrial.
TSMC’s Nanjing site consists of a 12-inch fab and a design service center, wholly owned by TSMC. The Taiwan-based foundry said previously that the Nanjing fab will be ready for volume production of 16nm chips in the second half of 2018 with target production capacity of 20,000 wafers monthly.
TSMC said in TSE filings from November 14 to 15 it spent a total of NT$2.39 billion on equipment from Applied Materials. Earlier in the month, TSMC revealed a total of about 6.64 billion worth of facility and machinery equipment from Advanced Ion Beam Technology, Applied Materials, Lam Research International, Mattson Technology, Tokyo Electron and Yankey Engineering.
TSMC’s capex for 2016 will be slightly above US$9.5 billion, the foundry indicated at its most-recent investors meeting. Capex for the first three quarters of the year came to US$6.66 billion.