1. cageymaru

    Samsung Announces 5nm EUV Development Milestone

    Samsung has announced that its 5nm FinFet process technology is complete in its development and is ready for customer sampling. Compared to 7nm, Samsung’s 5nm FinFET process technology provides up to a 25% increase in logic area efficiency with 20% lower power consumption or 10% higher...
  2. cageymaru

    TSMC Expected to Lead in Manufacturing AI and 5G Chip Solutions

    Major chipmakers have tapped Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as their foundry partner for advanced AI and 5G solutions. These cutting edge designs will be shown at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair. TSMC is "well on track" for its 5nm EUV process to reach volume...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    TSMC Claims 5nm Production is on Track

    Last year, Taiwan Semiconductor, who is responsible for manufacturing all of AMD's recently announced 7nm products and will presumably make Nvidia's 7nm GPUs, said that they'll start 5nm production with full EUV in April 2019 last year. But making chips at bleeding edge nodes is a hard business...
  4. cageymaru

    TSMC Receives Permits to Start Construction of Its 3nm Foundry

    TSMC has received a permit to start construction of its 3nm chip factory at the Southern Taiwan Science Park in Tainan. Before the chipmaker could start construction, an environmental study was conducted by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to see if the region could supply the...
  5. cageymaru

    TSMC Is Building New 8-Inch Fab Capacity and Updates 5nm Node Progress

    TSMC CEO CC Wei has announced plans to begin work on building a new 8-inch wafer fab to satisfy robust customer demand for specialty process technologies. He also announced that the company is still on "schedule to move a newer 5nm node to risk production in the second quarter of 2019, followed...
  6. cageymaru

    TSMC to Start 5nm Production with Full EUV in April 2019

    TSMC has taped out its first chip with limited use of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) and will start risk production on a 5nm node with full EUV in April 2019. "TSMC said that N5 will deliver 14.7% to 17.7% speed gains and 1.8 to 1.86 area shrinks based on tests with Arm A72 cores. The...
  7. cageymaru

    TSMC Receives 7nm and 5nm AI Chip Orders for 2019 as Smartphone Sales Decelerate

    According to a Digitimes report, TSMC has received new orders for the production of 7nm and 5nm AI chips in 2019. AI chips are expected to lead the demand for TSMC's sub-10nm chip capabilities over smartphone SoC's as smartphone manufacturers take a wait and see approach to phone sales. As...
  8. DooKey

    TSMC to Begin Producing Chips on 5nm Process Late Next Year

    If the news out of Taiwan is true it seems TSMC is going to begin mass production of 5nm chips late next year or early 2020. Annual production is estimated to be over 1M 12-inch wafers. That's a lot of 5nm chips for sure. Of course promises are made to be broken and anything can happen between...
  9. FrgMstr

    IBM Produces First Nanosheet Transistor for 5nm Silicon

    IBM and its Research Alliance partners GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung have developed a first-of-a-kind process to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5 nanometer chips. The resulting increase in performance will help accelerate cognitive computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and...