TSMC completes technological leap over Intel And announces an amazing new milestone - enabling us to get much more efficient chips than ever before the end of the year
The technological progress in the production of processing chips does not cease to amaze us for a moment, and now We get a line on the opening shot In the commercial production of products in the 7 nanometer lithograph at the company TSMC Taiwanese, the largest manufacturer ever of non-chip developers - less than a year after announcing a similar milestone for the previous leading production process at 10 nm.
A senior chipmaker has stated that 7 nm chipset (Wafers, or Wafers) are expected to help increase the company's overall output by about 9 percent this year, which probably boosts the chances of us getting real products that can be purchased in stores in the coming months - Vega 20 graphics and second generation EPYC processors for the server world, both from home I HAVE D, Will be the first products to be based on this innovative process.
TSMC's first 7 nanometer generation will continue to be based on the veteran DUV (deep ultra violet) technology that uses relatively large wavelengths, with an improved second generation due next year and making the necessary jump to EUV A. Extreme Ultra Violet), which has been considered for years in the future of the chipmaking world, with significantly shorter wavelengths that can improve production times and optimum output - in parallel with Samsung andGlobalFoundries Which are expected to begin commercial production of their own 7 nanometer chips during the current year or early next year and to increase several times the overall availability of products based on the new era.
This is another point to note that there are differences in the measurement methods of the various chip manufacturers' logic logic gates, and therefore 7 and 10 nm production processes are not the same as the characteristics of the major players in the field - with current estimates being that 7 processes -TSMC and Samsung will be similar in density to what the new manufacturing process is offering Intel At 10 nm. Even if this figure is not very accurate and one of the parties in the equation will have a slight advantage over the other - it is quite clear that the significant technological advance enjoyed by it Intel Over the years no longer exists in fact.
TSMC's 7 nanometer process will offer transistors in the FinFET configuration, which has already become the industry's default in recent years, with potential for up to 60 improvement in transistor density compared to its 10 nanometer production process and improved performance for 20 Power or alternatively cut power consumption by about 40 per cent for the same performance. Other companies that are supposed to take advantage of this breakthrough are NVIDIA For its future-generation graphical cores, Bitmain is developing dedicated cryptographic currency chips, Qualcomm for Snapdragon chips as well as dedicated modems for the fifth generation - Waffle, probably already for chip God-Apple A12 will be displayed this year.
We are facing a fascinating era in the hardware world - so expect plenty of updates and updates from us soon.