TSMC claims it's confident it can beat Samsung in the 10nm race. DigiTimes writes TSMC sees Intel as its major competitor in the 10nm FinFET market, even though Samsung claims it can enter 10nm FinFET mass production by late 2016, about the same time as TSMC.
Intel might release its first chips made using 10nm process technology as early as in the middle of 2016, according to various tech media outlets.
TSMC is scheduled to hold its Taiwan Technology Symposium 2015 on May 28. At the upcoming event, the foundry is expected to talk about the progress and development of its FinFET manufacturing nodes.