TSMC is getting ready to enter 20nm risk production in the second half of 2012, and company chairman and CEO Morris Chang said 14nm production will follow in the "foreseeable future". Chang added that his company will do its best to move to the next levels, but he predicts that the transition to 10nm may not take place during his tenure.
Chang indicated that the global semiconductor market will only see moderate growth from 2011-14 because of a number of reasons, one of which is a slowdown in the pace as defined by Moore's Law.
But according to Moore's Law, the 20nm generation will soon arrive, and the next geometry node will also come in the foreseeable future, Chang said. Chang said TSMC's process transition to 10nm may not take place during his tenure, but the company will do its best to move to the next levels.