According to a recent source, The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon begin producing semiconductors using its cutting-edge chip making technology. A previous story that appeared last week stated that TSMC has secured significant orders for its technology, a crucial milestone for a chipmaker attempting to usher in new technologies.
TSMC’s 3nm volume production will begin in September, according to a report from Business Korea (Quoting Commercial Times). This is in line with the predictions made by the Taiwanese chip manufacturer, whose chief executive officer Dr. C.C. Wei disclosed the crucial information on its results calls for the third quarter of last year.
Dr. Wei stated during the occasion that TSMC will start risk production in 2021 and continue manufacturing in H2 2022. . At the time, Dr. Wei had not specified whether the production will be in volume or mass. On the results call for the next quarter, the executive reaffirmed the same remarks. Cupertino, the California-based maker of consumer electronics, Apple, Inc., is expected to be TSMC’s first customer for its 3nm goods, according to The Commercial Times. This is not unexpected given that Apple and TSMC have over the years built a strategic partnership.
Another rumor from the Taiwanese press that surfaced this week stated that major technology companies including AMD, Qualcomm, and NVIDIA have placed 3nm orders with TSMC. This gave the fab’s most recent technology greater assurance, and when compared to the previous report, today’s news seems to imply that everything is working as expected at the biggest contract chip producer in the world.