Mass production of N5 (5nm) has already started and is expected to see "a very fast and smooth ramp" in the second half of this year.
For TSMC's N3 (namely 3nm process) technology, the foundry decided to continue using FinFET transistor structure, said company CEO CC Wei at an April 16 investors meeting. The N3 technology will be another "full node stride" from the foundry's N5 (5nm process), according to Wei.
Wei also disclosed that TSMC's N5 is already in volume production with satisfactory yield rates. The foundry expects "a very fast and smooth ramp" of N5 in the second half of 2020, thanks to robust chip demand for mobile and HPC device applications, Wei indicated.