TSMC announced it will kick off volume production of chips manufactured on its 16nm FinFET process in the second quarter or early third quarter of 2015. Sales of the 16nm process are expected to account for 7 to 9 percent of TSMC's total revenue for Q4 2015.
The foundry claims the number of clients interested in 16nm has hit over 60, making it the company's fastest growing process.
The number of clients looking for capacity of 16nm process has climbed to over 60, which will make the 16nm process the fastest growing process at TSMC built on a sound ecosystem, TSMC said.
Additionally, TSMC will begin to tape-out 10nm process products in 2015 before entering commercial production in 2016, according to co-CEO Mark Liu. A total of 10 clients have joined the development and design of the 10nm process.