TSMC and Samsung both struggling with 3nm development

Posted on Thursday, Dec 31 2020 @ 10:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Over the past couple of years, a lot has been written about Intel's struggle to move to smaller manufacturing technology. The chip giant's 10nm development has been a huge catastrophe and it looks like 7nm is also delayed further than previously communicated.

For a long time, it looked like TSMC and Samsung were going full steam ahead but now DigiTimes claims there are issues with the 3nm nodes of both foundries.

Anonymous industry sources claim Samsung and TSMC have both encountered different but critical bottlenecks in their 3nm process technology development. According to the Taiwanese site, this may result in a delay of volume production:
Development of 3nm process challenging TSMC, Samsung: TSMC and Samsung Electronics have both encountered different but critical bottlenecks in the development of their respective 3nm process technologies, according to industry sources.


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