TSMC launches pilot production of 3nm chips, 2023 can be used in iPhones and Macs

Apple’s chip manufacturing partner, TSMC, is expected to begin mass production of 3-nanometer chips in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to a new report. DigiTimes. This could mean that we will start seeing 3nm chips in Apple products as early as 2023.

Of DigiTimes Citing anonymous “industry sources”, the report goes beyond details. The report indicates that TSMC has begun “pilot production” of 3nm chips, the volume of which is currently set for Q4 2022:

TSMC has begun pilot production of chips made using N3 (i.e. 3nm process technology) in its Fab 18 in southern Taiwan, and according to industry sources, the process will be volume production by the fourth quarter of 2022. I will take

Apple’s goal of using 3nm chips in Mac, iPhone and iPad was first stated in a report. the information Last month. This change is expected to begin in 2023 with the iPhone and Mac, despite some rumors that the iPhone 14 may have a 3nm chip in 2022.

For context, the A15, M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max chips are all fabricated using the 5nm process – an opportunity for Apple to gain significant advantage in both performance and performance by using a small fabrication process. will get. In fact, reports say that Apple’s roadmap shows that it will “continue to easily improve Intel’s future processors for consumer PCs.”

It is also important to keep in mind that plans may change between now and 2023. TSMC has reportedly faced challenges in transferring 3nm of production, so there is no question of delay. Regardless, if everything goes according to plan, we could see the first 3nm iPhone and Mac hardware by the end of 2023 with significant performance and performance improvements.

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