X-bit Labs reports TSMC plans to start low-volume production on the 20nm process next year. Volume production isn't anticipated until 2014.
"We will start some production of 20nm next year, but the small scale, very low, what we would call a risk type of production basically. The 2014 will be a ramp year for 20nm SoCs," said Morris Chang, chief executive officer of TSMC.
TSMC plans to offer only one version of 20nm technology that fits to different applications, from ultra-mobile chips that power smartphones to ultra high-performance that are used on graphics cards.