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TSMC reportedly on track for 3nm chip production in second half of the year

By Cookie Monster - on 16 Apr 2022, 9:59am

TSMC reportedly on track for 3nm chip production in second half of the year

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Apple is said to be on track to receive 3nm chips from TSMC later this year or 2023.

DigiTimes reports that TSMC is ready to move its 3nm chip process technology to volume production in the second half of the year. The company also says it is on track to move to an enhanced version of 3nm process to volume production during the same period.

TSMC CEO CC Wei revealed during an earnings conference call in April that demand for 3nm chips is driven by both high performance computing and smartphone apps, and the company continues to see high level of customer interest in 3nm chips.

The initial volume production of 3nm chips will be about 30,000 - 35,000 wafers per month. DigiTimes added that Apple will deploy its first 3nm chips in the iPad.

The Information reported in November 2021 that Apple's third generation of custom chips will be manufactured with TSMC's 3nm process and will have up to four dies for up to 40 cores. Intel is tipped to be among the first to use 3nm chips.

Source: DigiTimes via MacRumours

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