News & Reviews: 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.