News & Reviews: 3nm process
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2021
It was reported that TSMC's 3nm process will be entering mass production next year and Apple is the first to contract with the manufacturer for the technology. Now, a source is claiming that TSMC will also be working with Apple to develop the 2nm process.
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2021
Earlier, it was reported that Apple was the first to contract with TSMC for the manufacturer's 3nm process. Now, the story continues as TSMC is expected to put their 3nm process into mass production in 2022. Other than that, the semiconductor supplier is also planning to scale up its 5nm process manufacturing capacity to match the demand from its major customers.
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2020
At the beginning of 2021, we'll get to see smartphone manufacturers showcasing their latest devices that come with 5nm chipsets that include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888, Samsung Exynos 1080, and Exynos 2100. As Apple has already launched the iPhone 12 with the 5nm A14 Bionic chip earlier this year, the tech giant might have now shifted their focus to something more powerful. It is reported that Apple has become the first to contract with TSMC for the 3nm process.
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2020
Advancement in manufacturing processes tend to result in great leaps in performance of products and TSMC is racing ahead in this department. Last week, reports claimed that the company would have 3nm ready by 2021. But the latest news claims that actual mass production of 3nm chips will be in 2022.
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2020
Chipsets used by smartphones are getting smaller and smaller nowadays, with the current smallest being only 7nm and it's from Apple and Huawei. The reasons for making them so tiny are because the tinier the better for power efficiency and silicon area size. Earlier, the largest chipmaker TSMC has taken on the challenge by making a 3nm process and planned to release it by the end of 2020. However, it will now be delayed until early 2021 because of the pandemic.