TSMC plans to build a new R&D center to focus on 2nm chip research

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has a mass-produced 6-nanometer process, and Intel’s new GPU is expected to adopt this process. The mass production of the 6-nanometer process was announced by TSMC itself.

Earlier, there were reports that TSMC had obtained Intel’s 180,000 6-nanometer wafer foundry orders, and Intel wanted to use TSMC to produce new high-performance graphics cards.

In terms of 5-nanometer technology, TSMC is currently accelerating, and the Apple A14 chip will use 5-nanometer technology and occupy 80% of TSMC’s current production capacity.

In terms of the 6nm process and 5nm process, TSMC has clearly led the way with Samsung, but Samsung is using 3D IC packaging technology to try to get more orders.

However, the chip foundry industry relies on excellent technical strength, and TSMC will obviously not wait for Samsung to catch up but start research on new processes to gain technological advantages.

Taiwanese media reported that in addition to the 3-nanometer process under development, TSMC plans to build a new R&D center that can accommodate 8,000 engineers for 2-nanometer process research.

TSMC is currently purchasing land for this new R&D center. If it goes well, it will start research on 2nm process-related technologies and products next year.

The above news has also been officially confirmed by TSMC. TSMC’s senior vice president stated in the recorded video that it will indeed build a new R&D center to focus on the 2nm process.

As for when the 2nm process will be mass-produced, there is no news yet. After all, it is still too early. TSMC’s next key point after 5nm mass production is the 3nm process.

Via: Reddit