Amsterdam, The Netherlands: TSMC has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its LED lighting R&D centre and fab in the Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan. This LED fab will be built in two phases.
Investment in the plant and equipment for the first phase is expected to reach NT$5.5 billion. Equipment move-in is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010 with volume production in the first quarter of 2011. TSMC will make decisions about the construction of the second phase depending on future business needs.
TSMC is actively recruiting for its LED lighting business and welcomes talent in areas including technology development, process integration, product mechanical engineering, packaging, testing, equipment engineering, facilities, and business development.