TSMC global R & D center officially opened today in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, TSMC Chairman Liu Deyin announced that the new center will explore 2 nm and even 1.4 nm below the cutting-edge technology.
It is learned from TSMC’s official press release that the R&D center will be the new home of TSMC’s R&D organization, containing researchers who develop TSMC’s cutting-edge process technologies at 2 nm and beyond, as well as scientists and scholars who conduct exploratory research in areas such as new materials and transistor structures. With R&D staff already relocated to their workplaces in the new building, by September 2023, the company will be fully prepared for more than 7,000 employees.
TSMC’s R&D center covers a total area of 300,000 square meters, or about 42 standard soccer fields. It has been designed as a green building, with features such as vegetated walls, rainwater harvesting tanks and windows that maximize natural light, as well as rooftop solar panels capable of generating 287 kilowatts of electricity under peak conditions, demonstrating TSMC’s commitment to sustainability.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, TSMC Chairman Liu Deyin said that the R&D Center is now entering into a position to more aggressively develop technologies that will lead the world’s semiconductor industry, exploring technologies below 2 nm and even 1.4 nm. He said the R&D center was planned more than five years ago, with a lot of ingenuity in its design and construction, with an ultra-high roof and malleable workspace.
Liu Deyin emphasized that the most important thing about the R&D center is not the grandiose architecture, but TSMC’s R&D tradition. He said that when the R&D team entered Fab 12 in 2003 to develop 90-nanometer technology, they entered the R&D center 20 years later to develop 2-nanometer technology, which is 1/45th of the size of 90-nanometer, meaning that they have to stay in the R&D center for at least 20 years.
Liu Deyin said that 20 years from now, semiconductor component size, what materials to use, how to integrate optical and electrical primary acids, how to share quantum digital computing, the R & D center of the R & D staff will give the answer, and to find out how to mass production methods.