TSMC’s 5nm process is about to be mass-produced – huge competition for supply


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According to Taiwan media reportsTSMC’s 5nm process will be mass-produced in the second quarter of this year. As the latest generation process, there is a huge competition by the industry’s leading chip manufacturers, including Huawei Hisilicon, Apple, Qualcomm, Supermicro, and Bitmain. As of now, TSMC is already working on full capacity and can’t take more orders. 

TSMC 5nm process

Huawei Hisilicon uses the 5nm process to mass-produce the latest generation of Kirin 5G chips. In addition, Apple’s A14 application processor will use this process. Furthermore, Qualcomm’s 5G baseband X60 and Snapdragon 875 mobile phone chip will both use this process.

Nevertheless, recent report claims that TSMC will cut down its supply to Huawei. The report claims that TSMC is trying to accommodate more manufacturers. However, there are also claims that it could have a relationship with the US latest plans.

The US is planning to restrict the US technology content limit from 25% to 10%, thereby further restricting Huawei’s chip supply. Taiwan media believes that the issue of expanding the limit may disappear in the market for a while. Meanwhile, this will have no impact on TSMC. Whatever it doesn’t supply to Huawei, there are several companies to claim the order. 

It is reported that TSMC’s 5nm process is about half a year ahead of its rivals and will seize major orders in the market this year. Qualcomm X60 is expected to ship in the first half of next year.

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2 Comments

  1. Guest
    February 21, 2020

    whenever Trump learns how to read a technological report in resume format for an 80 years old teenager addicted to IT revolution he makes a step forward understanding the world watching his criminal series uses technology partially inspired or produced on his own land. So whenever he cares for hidding every of his next crimes or dead cats forgotten in front of the houses of local entrepreneurs and judges he is now and then looking at Huawei, Lenovo, Bill Gates, Tesla, General Motors, Exxon, NSA, Wall Street, Apple, Zuckerberg and a few more others. And he all of a sudden has the idea of “how to monitor all these jackals”. Next day he bans Huawei. Of course everyone thinks is everything ONLY about China’s administration. But… China is from a long time a multinational development engine throughout the world. And within America only Trump cares about himself at this “wide” mediatic scale. Because nobody believes anyone else than Trump in the first place 😄. Of course no one wants a huge bidimendional world built around NSA. Not even the current NSA top. Nor Washington. But questioning about how to push away Huawei on its own development basement results into rediscovering the issue of “fertile” monitorisation of every business sector in America. And this is not working only for Apple computers industry. Is not working for NSA. Is not working for Washington. Is not working for Huawei. It works for Trump’s hideous criminal organization. Not in prime time. But during it.

  2. John Moser
    February 22, 2020

    Wow. That was edited?