As some sources claim, TSMC’s performance is now booming. The 7nm process has received a large number of orders. So there is every reason to think, with the adoption of the 5nm process, the number of orders will significantly increase. It turns out the 5nm manufacturing process will begin mass production in the second quarter of next year. And this will make TSMC the largest listed company in Asia.
JK Wang, senior vice president of TSMC’s wafer fab, said that TSMC’s goal is to meet or exceed Moore’s Law. Now, TSMC is planning the future 3nm manufacturing process and promises mass production in 2022. It is reported that TSMC originally planned to produce 3nm chips in 2023, which is now a full year in advance. This also shows that the construction of TSMC’s wafer fab is progressing smoothly.
TSMC said it hopes that by the end of 2022, users will see the first batch of products using the 3nm process. Old customers such as Apple and HiSilicon will definitely be the first to adopt it and use it on their latest smartphones. In terms of hardware products, it is reported that AMD will launch a 7nm+ CPU next year.
A month earlier, TSMC said the 5nm process trial production is almost complete. It will move into mass production as soon as the trials are complete. From recent reports, TSMC may double its 5nm production capacity.
But its closest rivals are not napping. Say, recently, Huawei issued its own statement. The company said they are working on the Kirin 1000 with a 5nm process. And the Huawei Mate 40 will be the first to come with this SoC.