Apple chip supplier TSMC is readying production of 3nm chips in the second half of 2022. The supplier will begin production of 4nm chips in the coming months, says a DigiTimes report.
Apple has already booked the entire initial capacity of TSMC’s 4nm chip run for future Apple Silicon-powered Macs and has also ordered the chipmaker to begin production of its A15 chip for use in the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup using an enhanced 5nm process.
The TSMC report says the new 3nm chip process will offer 15% performance boost, as well as 30% improved energy efficiency and will enter mass production late next year.
TSMC has claimed its N3 technology will be the world’s most advanced technology when it begins volume production in the second half of 2022. Relying on the proven FinFET transistor architecture for the best performance, power efficiency, and cost effectiveness, N3 will offer up to 15% speed gain or consume up to 30% less power than N5, and provide up to 70% logic density gain.