- Jul 15, 2006
Actually not phisically building the fabs would stop them from expanding at the rate needed to accommodate Intel, as that would proceed quickly enough.How long would it take for TSMC to increase their capacity enough to handle what Intel would require?
12 months? 18 months? 24 months? 36 months?
But getting the equipment ready, meaning what ASML makes, the tools that actually make the silicon chips, it would be impossible
They shipped 30 EUV tools this year. How many would be needed to fully equip 3 fabs of 7 or 5 nm needed for Intel only?
That would be the main brake in doing such a thing, assuming that would be needed.