TSMC’s first chip plant in Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture has reached full capacity for bookings, despite not having commenced mass production, according to reports by Taiwanese media outlet Economic Daily News. The new plant has already secured a number of prominent customers, with automaker Honda confirming that it has placed an order for automotive semiconductors directly with TSMC for the first time. Another key customer is Sony Semiconductor, who jointly built the Kumamoto plant with TSMC. However, Sony Semiconductor’s President, Teruji Shimizu, stated in a meeting on Saturday that the Kumamoto plant’s capacity falls short of meeting Sony’s chip requirements. TSMC President Mark Liu disclosed during a shareholder meeting in June that a potential second plant in Japan was still under evaluation. [Economic Daily News, in Chinese]