TSMC 3nm Improvements
TSMC held a 3nm mass production and expansion ceremony in Tainan Science Park last week, and its chairman, Deyin Liu, announced the launch of mass production of the 3nm process.
Liu Deyin said that the 3nm process yield is comparable to that of 5nm mass production, and compared to 5nm, the logic density of the 3nm process is increased by 60% and the power consumption is reduced by 30% to 35%. At the same speed.
It is expected that the contribution to revenue after 3nm mass production will be greater than that of 5nm in the same period, and 3nm mass production will release $1.5 trillion in end products within 5 years value.
Liu Deyin said TSMC invested more than NT$1 trillion in Nanke, and the second phase of construction in the U.S. is also underway simultaneously to strengthen trust with customers and stressed the need to continue to invest deeply in Taiwan, while revealing in advance that TSMC’s Hsinchu R&D center will be opened in the second quarter of next year, with 8,000 personnel expected to move in.
Although almost half a year later than Samsung, it’s no wonder that the latest reports say that in addition to Apple, Qualcomm has also taken a liking to TSMC 3nm and is considering giving most of its Snapdragon 8 Gen3 orders to TSMC for foundry work.
Of course, Samsung is not sitting still and has sought the cooperation of IBM, Silicon Frontline Technology, and other companies to improve the 3nm finished rate, at least hoping to fight for their cell phones that part of the Snapdragon 8 Gen3 can be manufactured by themselves, as planned this year’s SD8G2.
However, TSMC 3nm another problem is cost, which may mean that the next generation of Snapdragon 8 Gen3 flagship cell phones, facing a collective price increase or other aspects of the reduction with the possibility of squeezing toothpaste.
Back to TSMC, it is reported that TSMC fab 18 is TSMC’s 5nm and 3nm production town, with a total investment of NT$1.86 trillion, which is expected to create 11,300 direct high-tech jobs. In addition, TSMC 2nm is expected to be put into production in Hsinchu and Taichung, with a total of six phases of construction.