TSMC 2nm, 3nm & 5nm process
The world's leading chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is getting closer to finalising a 3-nm process that could be used on Apple's A-series chips scheduled to be produced in 2022.
According to PatentlyApple, the firm is planning to conduct 3nm chips' risk production this year and start the mass production in the second half of 2021.
The company has also reportedly disclosed more details about the 3nm process. It says that compared with the 5nm process, new 3nm chips will offer a 10-15 per cent increase in performance, a 15 per cent greater transistor density, and a 20-25 per cent improvement in energy efficiency.
TSMC has also reportedly made a breakthrough in 2nm processors and anticipates introducing 2nm chips by 2024. Notably, the firm has also started exploring nodes below 2nm.
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