TSMC’s 10nm Process ‘Totally on Track’, Refutes Earlier Reports
According to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the 10nm process is on schedule as opposed to earlier reports claiming that the yields of Samsung’s and TSMC’s 10nm process were below expectations.
The confirmation comes directly from TSMC’s Corporate Communications senior director Elizabeth Sun. The company’s 10nm process is “totally on track” and will contribute to the sales revenue for the first time during the first quarter of 2017, says Sun.
TSMC’sProcess is Totally on Track
The confirmation directly refutes our earlier report picked up by Taiwan’s DigiTimes. According to Sun, the upcoming 10nm process will make up less than 1% of the company’s overall revenue during the first quarter of 2017.
TSMC has reportedly acquired 10nm chip orders from Apple, HiSilicon, and MediaTek. The company is also reportedly manufacturing Apple’s A10X chips for the upcoming iterations of iPad scheduled to launch sometime in 2017.
Following the 10nm process, TSMC has plans to ramp 7nm in 2017 and 5nm in 2019, in order to support smartphone, VR, AR, and other high-end smartphone features, reports Guru3D.
We currently do not have any details on whether Samsung is experiencing any lower-than-expected yields or not, but we will make sure to let you know once we find out anything.