TSMC 5nm capacity is fully booked

Posted on Thursday, September 17 2020 @ 15:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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DigiTimes reports the capacity of TSMC's 5nm process is now fully utilized until the end of 2020. Apple is named as a big client for TSMC's 5nm, with a lot of orders booked for the production of chips for the new iPad Air, the upcoming iPhones, and the first ARM-based Macs. Furthermore, the site also heard from its sources that the rumor about poor yields for Sony's PS5 SoCs seems unlikely.
TSMC is on track to reaping impressive gains in 2020, as signficant orders from Apple will make sure the foundry house's 5nm process capacity will be fully occupied through the end of the year. And for its 7nm process, yield rates have been stable. Supply chain sources in Taiwan have questioned claims that unsatisfactory 7nm chip yield rates at the foundry house prompted Sony to cut its PS5 shipment goal. Backend houses have also confirmed that their processing of PS5 SoCs has been proceeding without any issues.

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