TSMC’s 3nm process node will reportedly deliver up to 15% more performance or save up to 30% of power consumption
TSMC says that its 4nm production will begin a quarter ahead of schedule
During the symposium, which was held online because of the pandemic for the second straight year, TSMC introduced the N6RF process which uses the foundry’s advanced 6nm process for 5G radio frequency (RF) and WiFi 6/6e components. This solution delivers an improvement of 16% and more over the previous generation’s 16nm RF technology.
Also introduced at the symposium was TSMC’s InFO_B solution which the foundry says is “designed to integrate a powerful mobile processor in a slim, compact package with enhanced performance and power efficiency and support mobile device makers DRAM stacking on the package.”
TSMC continues its remarkable growth story despite the chip shortage that has caused lead times (the time it takes between ordering semiconductors and actually receiving the shipment) to hit 17 weeks in mid-May. Analysts at Susquehanna Financial say that this puts consumer electronics companies and automobile manufacturers in “the danger zone.”