TSMC expects to launch 7nm process in 2018 and 5nm in 2020

TSMC expects to launch 7nm process in 2018 and 5nm in 2020

TSMC expects to launch 7nm process in 2018 and 5nm in 2020

 

TSMC have some very ambitious goals for the future, telling investors that they expect their market share for current 14nm/16nm production to raise to around 70% in 2016 from 40% in 2015, showing great confidence in their ability to beat Samsung/ Globalfoundries 14nm process technology. 

Even more ambitious still is their Co-CEO Mark Liu has told investors that they expect to start production of 7nm chips in the first half of 2018 and plan on creating 5nm chips just 2 years later in 2020. He did not specify if this was early risk production or full volume production, but either will be an impressive jump from their current 16nm FinFET process. 

TSMC say that they have been conducting the R&D for their their 5nm process for over a year now and that they have made significant progress. 

 

TSMC expects to launch 7nm process in 2018 and 5nm in 2020

 

 TSMC expect that their 16nm process nodes will account for more than 20% of the foundries total wafer revenues for this year. 

 

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