While discussing the company's financial results in an earnings call with analysts, C.C. Wei, vice chairman and CEO of TSMC, confirmed the company projects 5nm to ramp much faster in terms of revenue than 7nm. TSMC says it's seeing good yields on 5nm and high-volume production is expected in Q2 2020.
First, the 5 nm ramp for next year. Certainly, as compared with six months ago, we are right now more aggressive and more optimistic about it. Hopefully, because we spend big money [...] that it will ramp up much in terms of revenue, be much faster than 7 nm. […] With that money, we spend to buy the tools to prepare everything. We do expect that our growth will go beyond 5% to 10%.