Apple chipmaker TSMC is laying the groundwork to manufacture chips using a 2nm fabrication process by 2024, says a report from Nikkei Asia.
TSMC has plans for a new factory to fabricate the two-nanometer chips at a 50-acre location in Hsinchu, Taiwan, which is scheduled to begin manufacturing operations in 2024. Construction is expected to begin in early 2022, with equipment being installed in 2023.
TSMV’s manufacturing capabilities have basically left its competitors – like Intel – in the dust. Competitors have been faced with delays and their use of older fabrication processes. Apple, as TSMC’s major customer, has benefited from TSMC’s manufacturing processes.
Apple unveiled its A14 and M1 chip last year, and they were the first chips to use the 5nm fabrication process. Apple has reportedly already ordered its next batch of processors, which will be created using a 4nm process. 3nm chips are said to be readying for a 2022 debut.