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From: BeenRetired10/4/2017 4:15:02 PM
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Kilowatts: "3nm process likely to double that by 5nm"..................................................................................

Ton more layers?
Pulses.
EUV/ArF pulses almost exclusively.

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Commentary: Triple-win decision for TSMC to build 3nm wafer fab in Taiwan
Josephine Lien, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES [Monday 2 October 2017]
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently decided to set up the world's first 3nm wafer fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) after gaining government promises to address all the water, power and land supply issues involved. This has been widely recognized as a triple-win decision for Taiwan, TSMC, and the upstream and downstream supply chains of the country's semiconductor industry.

TSMC had mulled setting up its 3nm wafer fab in the US due mainly to the availability of stable power supply there. For any 12-inch wafer plant, more advanced process requires higher power consumption, with electricity consumed by 3nm process likely to double that by 5nm process. Accordingly, after a massive power outage occurred on August 15, 2017 around Taiwan, doubts had deepened over whether Taiwan's power supply could secure normal operation of a 3nm wafer fab in the country.

It is believed that TSMC's 3nm wafer fab requires total power consumption of 1.25 million kilowatts and the foundry house's total power consumption after the new fab becomes operational will command 10% of Taiwan's total power supply. The state-run Taiwan Power has pledged to expand its power generating capacity.
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