TSMC 3nm Plus process to enter production in 2023

Posted on Wednesday, December 02 2020 @ 10:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Word is going around that TSMC put a 3nm Plus process on its roadmap. DigiTimes reports this enhanced version of 3nm is expected to go in production in 2023. It will probably not surprise you that the initial customer is Apple. The Cupertino-based consumer electronics maker has a massive appetite for chips to power its iPhone, iPad and now also Mac lineups. Volume production on the first 3nm node is expected to start in the second half of 2022.
TSMC is expected to move its 3nm process to volume production in second-half 2022, but the foundry house reportedly is planning to launch an enhanced version of the 3nm process technology in 2023.
TSMC is the world leader in semiconductor manufacturing. The Taiwanese foundry is pretty much the one-stop shop for advanced chip production. Samsung's foundry unit is the second option but not as reputable nor advanced as TSMC. All other foundries are unable to deliver cutting-edge semiconductor nodes.

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