back to article TSMC chips away at the competition with 2nm production set for 2025

Taiwanese chip manufacturing behemoth TSMC has given an update on its process technologies, indicating that it is still on track to start production of 2nm chips in 2025, and expanding its 3nm portfolio to include nodes optimized for high performance computing (HPC) and another aimed at automotive applications. The company …

  1. TheInstigator Bronze badge

    Now tell the US how to manufacture it ....

    .. and I'm sure they'll ensure TSMC's future safety and security!

    1. CowHorseFrog Silver badge

      Re: Now tell the US how to manufacture it ....

      Its not so much a question of how, its more of a question of environmental and human standards and other factors that are not allowed in western countries.

  2. captain veg Silver badge

    Shazbat

    Nano nano.

    -A.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yeah well

    I’m gonna be manufacturing on -3nm nodes in 1985

    ~ wibble

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Nice

    You gotta admit, that's impressive. 2nm being only 4 - 20 times the size of an atom. Where will it end .. or is this pretty much it.

    1. atropine blackout

      Re: Nice

      IIRC, modern wafer-based transistors are 3D devices and the headline size ( 2nm in this case) doesn't describe any physical feature of the transistor.

      For a while (and maybe only for some vendors) I believe that the 3D 'size' related to an 'equivalent size' of an old-fashioned planar device.

      Now I think the number is probably more of a a marketing thing.

      While fundamental limits may well be looming on the horizon, I suspect that one thing that keeps AMSL / TSMC folks awake at nights is pondering the next step beyond EUV.

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