March 9, 2001–Hsinchu, Taiwan–Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) today announced plans to decommission its Fab 1 on the Chung Hsing Compound at Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute on March 31, 2002, following a phased decommissioning plan.
TSMC has leased Fab 1 from Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Industrial Technology Research Institute since 1987. This lease agreement expires on March 31, 2001. Fab 1 uses 6-in. wafers primarily to produce logic products, with a full operating capacity of approximately 20,000 6-in. wafers per month.