May 13, 2022

TSMC 3nm processors will enter mass production in the second half of 2022, Apple could be the first to present

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company or TSMC which is responsible for Apple’s Silicon series and MediaTek’s Dimensity series chipsets in 2022 has made an announcement that the chipset vendor will start mass production of its upcoming 3nm processors very soon at from the second half of 2022 (H2 2022) From. According to a report, the information was provided by the CEO of the company. Let’s find out more about the company’s next processor.

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According to a report by Digitimes, TSMC CEO Mr. CC Wei at a press briefing on Saturday announced that the company will begin mass production of its 3nm (N3) node process-based processors at during the second half of this year. as planned, and its 2-nanometer process semiconductors are expected to enter mass production in 2025.

Mr. Wei further added that with the introduction of TSMC’s N3 process, the company is fully confident that the new node will be able to meet consumer demands and demands by delivering superior power efficiency and support for higher computing performance than its predecessors. He informed that the company has already received positive responses and commitments for its N3 technology. TSMC is looking forward to more new bands for N3 for the first year compared to N5 (5nm) and N7 (7nm).

Also, based on the information provided by some industry sources as soon as N3 enters mass production, 30,000-35,000 N3 chip wafers are expected to be manufactured monthly by TSMC to its customers. Since the processors are all ready to go into mass production, we can expect the devices to feature TSMC’s latest N3 process chipsets as early as the second half of 2022.

The report further suggests that Apple may actually be the first manufacturer to offer TSMC’s latest technology. Notably, Apple plans to launch a new Apple Silicon-powered iPad this year that will be built on TSMC’s N3 process and may arrive in the second half of 2022. However, TSMC’s N3 process may not see widespread adoption in 2022 itself as the brand will most likely ramp up production of its N3 wafers in 2023 instead.