The world’s largest independent foundry is the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), and it brings to life chips designed by the world’s best technology companies such as Apple, MediaTek, AMD and others. Last year, TSMC beganedge
chips with its 5 nm process node, including the A14 Bionic used iPhone 12
As more and more transistors fit in a square meter, more efficient and energy efficient chips will become. TSMC is expected to launch a 3nm process node in the second half of 2022, and there is a good chance that the A16 Bionic chipsets for the iPhone 14 line will be the first mass produced at that node. But before TSMC reaches 3 nm, Numbers
says TSMC will produce 4 nm chips later this year.
TSMC expects to produce 4 nm chips this year, with 3 nm chips maturing in the second half of 2022
A 3 nm process node provides up to 15% rate gain or consumes up to 30% less power than a 5 nm process. After a few years at 3 nm, we should see the next 2 nm, and both TSMC and the Samsung foundry have plans to produce at that process node. But what happens after that is definitely in the air so far.