June 23rd, 2022 – Nanya Technology Corporation, (“Nanya”) today held a new semiconductor Fab groundbreaking ceremony in New Taipei City’s Nanlin Technology Park. Responding to long-term market demand and enhancing innovation for DRAM industry in Taiwan, Nanya planned to invest approximately NT$300 billion to build an advanced fab with a double-deck cleanroom. The groundbreaking ceremony is hosted by Formosa Plastic Group’s Chairman, WenYuan Wong and Nanya Technology’s Chairman, Chia-Chau Wu. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Mayor Yu-Ih Hou of New Taipei City, Vice Premier Jong-chin Shen of Executive Yuan, Vice President Hung-Chun Lee of the Control Yuan, Minister Mei-Hua Wang of Ministry of Economic Affairs, were invited to attend the ceremony. Approximately 320 distinguished guests including senior officials from central and local government agencies, legislators and guests from semiconductor industries have joined the ceremony.
The new Semiconductor Fab construction will include a “Main Fab”, a “R&D Center”, and a “Water Recycle Center”. An independent building with extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment will be also established for future advanced process. This new fab will allow Nanya to implement several generations of self-developed 10nm-class process technology (1A, 1B, 1C, 1D) and adapt AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology to improve manufacturing performance. The investment plan will take three phases to reach approximately 45,000 wafer capacity per month, the DRAM bit growth will achieve 120% upon completion and create estimated NT$70 billion annual production value. The construction is scheduled to be completed by 2025. The project will eventually create 3,000 new high-tech jobs while supporting thousands of additional indirect job opportunities.
“DRAM is a critical component in the smart era. It is important to keep the proprietary technology in Taiwan. FPG fully support Nanya Technology’s R&D development and Company sustainable operation. Through the DRAM market instability from 2007 to 2012 and the financial crisis in 2008, Nanya has conquered the difficulties and successfully developed 10nm-class process technology, which represents the competitiveness of Taiwan’s DRAM technology in the world.”, said Formosa Plastic Group’s Chairman, WenYuan Wong.
“Toward DRAM technology innovation, Nanya has invested a triple amount of R&D expense. A team of more than 1,000 R&D personnel have delivered more than 5,000 patents accumulatively. Volume production of the first generation of the 10nm-class technology process (1Anm) is expected in 2022, meanwhile the second generation (1Bnm) has begun trial production. The third generation (1Cnm) and EUV technology for the fourth generation (1Dnm) are now under development. We appreciate the central government agencies and the New Taipei City Government assistance on the environmental impact assessment and construction permit for the new plant. Nanya will further cultivate talents and move forward on independent research and development in Taiwan for corporate sustainability.”, said Nanya Technology’s Chairman, Chia-Chau Wu.
“On the ESG efforts, Nanya Technology has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Emerging Market Index (DJSI), the CDP Climate Change A-List, National Sustainable Development Award, National Enterprise Environmental Protection Award, and Green Factory Label, affirming the path to sustainable development. The company continued to develop eco-friendly products. The DDR5 and LPDDR5 products should provide additional 16 to 35% energy saving for our customers. Nanya has also strived to implement green manufacturing. Between 2017 and 2021, the company generated cumulative electricity savings of up to 58,850 MWh through various energy management projects. Our processes water recycling rate has reached 90.8%. The company has purchased 25 million kWh of renewable energy for next 10years. Nanya's new factories will also be designed as green factories and AI smart manufacturing. We have encouraged our global partners to commit together with us towards sustainable development.”, said Nanya Technology’s President, Dr. Pei-Ing Lee.