Earlier this week, we already learned TSMC's 3nm capacity is fully booked. Demand for the Taiwanese foundry's cutting-edge nodes remains extremely high so some firms will definitely welcome the addition of Intel as a new player in the semiconductor foundry market.
Besides higher density, TSMC's 3nm process is expected to offer 10-15 percent higher performance at the same power consumption, or 25-30 percent lower power consumption at the same performance level.
Apple will be the single biggest client next year. The Cupertino-based electronics maker will use the TSMC N3 node for various devices, including iPhone and Mac chips.