Intel tapping TSMC for 3nm production?

Posted on Wednesday, January 27 2021 @ 10:41 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Earlier this week, DigiTimes wrote Intel didn't have a major deal with TSMC for sub-5nm production. Now the site says its sources in the Taiwanese supply chain are whispering that Intel plans to use TSMC's 3nm node in 2022. The site claims Intel closed a deal with TSMC to manufacture Core CPUs, volume production is expected in the second half of next year.
TSMC to make 3nm chips for Intel, sources claim: TSMC has already struck a deal with Intel under which the pure-play foundry will use 3nm process technology to manufacture the US vendor's core CPU products, with volume production scheduled for the second half of 2022, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Intel is expected to disclose more details about its manufacturing situation in the coming months. The news was originally planned last week, but key decisions reportedly got delayed with Pat Gelsinger coming in as Intel's new CEO on February 15th. Last week, Intel said it's 7nm node is now in good shape.

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