TSMC adding 8,000 new jobs as it focuses on 3nm and beyond

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As reported by Taiwan News, Mark Liu, the executive chairman of TSMC, revealed the plans at a tech networking event last week. The 8,000 new jobs will add to the estimated 49,000 workers at the firm and will be located at the company’s new R&D center in Northern Taiwan. Construction of the facility is expected to begin next year and be completed by the end of 2020.

The publication writes that a TSMC employee said the new campus will be dedicated to developing 3nm semiconductor chips. Last year, the company confirmed that it would be investing $25 billion in 5-nanometer node technology, despite having just begun mass production on its 7nm process. The company plans to roll out 5nm designs as early as the first half of 2020.

TSMC recently began construction on its $19.5 billion fab that will manufacture 3nm chips, which are scheduled for mass production in 2023. As noted by Tom’s Hardware, CEO C.C. Wei earlier this year said 3nm development was “going well” and that it was engaging with early customers on the technology definition.

In other TSMC news, the company recently said it wasn’t planning on moving chip production to the US. The American government made the request as a way of ensuring security for defense chips, but TSMC believes the costs would be too high. Liu said the firm “aims to resolve chip security issues by developing new technology to track where chips go and prevent them from being tampered with.”

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Uncle Al

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More jobs are always good. It would be even better if they moved operations to the US and jump on the bandwagon and make a dedicated effort to hire the homeless and train them as well ..... oh well, I can always dream!
 

dualkelly

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More jobs are always good. It would be even better if they moved operations to the US and jump on the bandwagon and make a dedicated effort to hire the homeless and train them as well ..... oh well, I can always dream!
Why the hell would they do that? They were Founded in Taiwan and owned by Taiwanese people. Why would they ever care about American homelessness or build a research facility here... This is a research facility and is done by people that hold Ph.D.'s not some uneducated Americans who live in the street.
 

Evernessince

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Why the hell would they do that? They were Founded in Taiwan and owned by Taiwanese people. Why would they ever care about American homelessness or build a research facility here... This is a research facility and is done by people that hold Ph.D.'s not some uneducated Americans who live in the street.
He wasn't posing that as something that would realistically happen. It's like when someone wishes they didn't have work today.

On a related philosophical note, American's acting like the only thing they should care about is themselves is always funny. This behavior will continue to bite them in the behind. We humans are all interconnected. A homeless person out of work is bad for the economy. Shootings have a long term impact. If you remember American's last recession, it greatly impacted global commerce. If American farmers exporting chicken feet to chilie no longer have that income due to unrest in the country, that will come around from the farmer's wallet to the customer in the form of increased pricing. Each death from opioids costs the economy money. I should not have to explain the value of human life in terms of money though. It seems to me most Americans are true capitalists, in that they are willing to exploit others for monetary gain and likewise find the exploitation of others for money acceptable.
 
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dualkelly

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He wasn't posing that as something that would realistically happen. It's like when someone wishes they didn't have work today.

On a related philosophical note, American's acting like the only thing they should care about is themselves is always funny. This behavior will continue to bite them in the behind. We humans are all interconnected. A homeless person out of work is bad for the economy. Shootings have a long term impact. If you remember American's last recession, it greatly impacted global commerce. If American farmers exporting chicken feet to chilie no longer have that income due to unrest in the country, that will come around from the farmer's wallet to the customer in the form of increased pricing. Each death from opioids costs the economy money. I should not have to explain the value of human life in terms of money though. It seems to me most Americans are true capitalists, in that they are willing to exploit others for monetary gain and likewise find the exploitation of others for money acceptable.
You are simply describing globalization. It's not just America with this problem but the entire world. Homelessness affects everyone but if it was as simple as someone taking them off the street and employing them then it wouldn't be a problem. While a complicated subject much of the homeless in america comes from untreated mental illness and drug/alcohol addiction issues. The problem in america is that they have an extremely unjust and inequitable society and to suggest any sort of fix for that you get quickly labeled as a commie or socialist. This particular problem gets out of hand in politics where anyone even remotely progressive gets evicted from public life rather quickly. Hell most of the country still thinks God and angels are real and if you just pray hard enough god will let your football team win.
 

Danny101

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Wish they can boost speeds instead of just going smaller and adding more cores. It's getting to the point where chips aren't getting faster clockwise, even with smaller nodes.
 

yRaz

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Wish they can boost speeds instead of just going smaller and adding more cores. It's getting to the point where chips aren't getting faster clockwise, even with smaller nodes.
Going smaller increases transistor density which in turn increases IPCs or Instructions Per Clock. Adding more cores certainly has plenty of benefits especially if we can start making more programs multithreaded.

However, we've had a bittleneck for the last few years where adding cores is the only way to increase performance. As we go to smaller transistor sizes, yields on silicon dies have gone done. AMD circumvented this by using it's chiplet design where it can throw out the bad cores and keep the good ones where as Intel would have to throw out an entire CPU due to defects.

We will continue to add more cores but we will also try to add more transistors to those cores to increase single threaded performance. There are many applications that simply can't run multithreaded
 

Gus Fring

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He wasn't posing that as something that would realistically happen. It's like when someone wishes they didn't have work today.

On a related philosophical note, American's acting like the only thing they should care about is themselves is always funny. This behavior will continue to bite them in the behind. We humans are all interconnected. A homeless person out of work is bad for the economy. Shootings have a long term impact. If you remember American's last recession, it greatly impacted global commerce. If American farmers exporting chicken feet to chilie no longer have that income due to unrest in the country, that will come around from the farmer's wallet to the customer in the form of increased pricing. Each death from opioids costs the economy money. I should not have to explain the value of human life in terms of money though. It seems to me most Americans are true capitalists, in that they are willing to exploit others for monetary gain and likewise find the exploitation of others for money acceptable.
As long theres KFC there'll always be a market for chicken feet.
Hmmm ...Chicken feet and Bittlenecks fried in Oil and covered in Gravy .. delishh