TSMC is quickly acting on plans to increase capacity at its 200mm fab in China to meet demand. Approximately US$20.7 million of orders were placed with Applied Materials for its China facility, according to financial statements. DNS also received orders totalling US$20.6 million for the same facility.
TSMC has also transferred approximately US$25.9 million worth of equipment to its China fab in recent days, according to financial documents.
TSMC said in its most recent quarterly conference call that it would be aggressively expanding its 200mm fab in Shanghai. The foundry plans to double capacity by early 2012 to 110,000wpsm.