This is a non-stop. Technology advances inexorably, and what today is the future come true, tomorrow is already out of date, and the day after tomorrow, obsolete. We are still licking ourselves with the 5nm M1, production of the 4nm chips will start soon, and TSMC is already preparing its production lines for the de 3 nm.
And the best of the case, is that it seems that Apple has already bought the initial production of these 3 nm processors. More firewood for the train of the Apple Silicon, undoubtedly.
DigiTimes has just published a report where it explains that the supplier of Apple’s processors, TSMC, is preparing to produce chips designed in 3 nm in the second half of 2022, and in the coming months, the production of chips with 4 nm layers will already begin. An atrocity.
Apple had previously booked TSMC the initial production of 4nm chips for future Macs, and recently ordered TSMC to begin production of the A15 chip for the upcoming iPhone 13, based on an improved 5nm process.
Today’s report outlines a longer-term plan for TSMC, stating that the new process of 3nm chips It will offer a 15% performance increase along with 30% improved energy efficiency over current 5nm technology, and will go into mass production by the end of next year.
TSMC has stated that its 3nm technology will be the most advanced in the world in terms of processors. It ensures that it will start mass production in the second half of 2022. Building on the proven FinFET transistor architecture for the best performance, energy efficiency, and cost effectiveness, the new N3 chips will offer up to 15% speed gain or consume up to 30% less power than current N5s, and will provide up to 70% % logical density gain.
We will undoubtedly see such processors in Macs, iPhones Y iPads of the next few years. As I said at the beginning, this is a non-stop. and luckily, users will be the great beneficiaries, with increasingly powerful and efficient devices.