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TSMC postpones mass production of 16nm until Q2 2015

TSMC Delays 16nm

TSMC postpones mass production of 16nm to Q2 2015

TSMC postpones mass production of 16nm until Q2 2015

 

TSMC has made an announcement regarding their 16nm FinFET process. The company announced that the process will be delayed until late Q2 2015 or early Q3.

For us consumers this means that we will see 16nm FinFET silicon in late 2015 or early 2016. TSMC expects sales of 16nm FinFET to be 7-9% of the foundry's total revenue in Q4 2015.

 

“On the yield learning side, the progress [of 16nm] is much better than our original plan,” said C.C. Wel, co-CEO of TSMC. “This is because the 16nm uses similar process to 20SOC, except for the transistor. Because of the excellent progress in yield learning and readiness in manufacturing maturity and also to meet customers’ demand, we plan to pull in 16-nanometer volume production through the end of Q2 next year or early Q3 year 2015.”

 

While 16nm Finfet chips are not significantly smaller than chips made using TSMC's existing 20nm SOC process, the use of FinFET Transistors allows for significant power savings or additional performance. Here is a video below from ARM explaining some of the advantages of FinFET transistors.

 

 

Join the discussion on TSMC's 16nm process and FinFET transistors on the OC3D Forums.

 

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18-10-2014, 07:11:28

Tripp
Nice find Watsyerproblem, wonder what this means for AMD's up an coming Zen CPU in 2016Quote

18-10-2014, 07:15:54

WYP
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Nice find Watsyerproblem, wonder what this means for AMD's up an coming Zen CPU in 2016
I have some news regarding that. But I need to catch up on some washing before I write that up Quote

18-10-2014, 07:18:36

Tripp
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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
I have some news regarding that. But I need to catch up on some washing before I write that up
You big tease hahahahaQuote

18-10-2014, 07:26:23

cemerian
why does it come as no surpriseQuote
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