Nanya Technology breaks ground on semiconductor fab in New Taipei

Nanya Technology Corp., a major Taiwanese manufacturer of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for its new factory in Taishan District, New Taipei.

The company said it plans to invest approximately NT$300 billion (US$10.06 billion) to build the advanced semiconductor fabrication plant that is expected to start mass production in 2025.

The factory will be constructed in three phases, with the aim of reaching a monthly production capacity of 45,000 wafers when it is completed, Nanya Technology said.

The new fab will produce DRAM chips on Nanya Technology's self-developed 10 nanometer-class process technology, it said.

President Tsai Ing-wen (???), who attended the groundbreaking ceremony, said that the introduction of the company's 10-nm class DRAM process technology was a major step for Taiwan's high-tech industry, strengthening its independent research and development capabilities.

With the implementation of its 10-nm process technology, Nanya Technology has become another "sacred mountain that protects the country," and it will help drive further development of Taiwan's semiconductor industry, Tsai said.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is sometimes referred to as a "sacred mountain protecting the country," in light of its pivotal role in the global chip supply chain.

The production value of Taiwan's semiconductor industry has been making a great contribution to the country's economy, with an annual production value of NT$4.1 trillion and a workforce of about 200,000, Tsai said, citing 2021 data.

According to Nanya Technology, when its new fab begins operations, the company's annual production value will rise to NT$70 billion and its DRAM chip output will increase 120 percent.

Upon completion, the plant is expected to provide 3,000 high-tech jobs, the chipmaker added.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel