TSMC 3nm Process; Over 300 Boffins Being Dedicated For R&D
Recently, the CEO of TSMC claimed that the foundry would be able to produce the 5nm process by 2020. Now word has it that the CEO is fairly confident that this goal will be achieved and that more than 300 people have been dedicated to work on the TSMC 3nm process.
While we have already talked about the heated debate regarding Moore’s Law being dead or not, it seems that TSMC CEO is trying to break the limitation of the law itself. I am not sure about this venture but then again what do I know?
According to Dr. Mark Liu, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of TSMC:
“the complete ecosystems with the intellectual property, automation solutions and equipment providers,” required to go forward and make Taiwan “the strongest fortress in the global semiconductor industry”. Of course a big part of this succeeding in these efforts is investing in cutting edge technology and the amount and quality of R&D staff required to achieve the set-out goals.
This could be a venture with high risk and high reward. As is often the case in business. To be honest, taking such a drastic step does not seem to be the right move. But then again the right move is often the hardest one too. Only time will tell what happens with the TSMC 3nm process.