TSMC 3nm volume production for Apple starts in 2H 2022

Posted on Thursday, August 12 2021 @ 10:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes heard from its sources that TSMC remains on track to mass produce its first 3nm chips in the second half of 2022.

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.

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