The TSMC came up with 3 nm chips after the 5 nm chip target. On the one hand, the company continues to develop 5 nm chips, on the other hand has aimed to produce 3 nm chip. The new factory is expected to be located in the South Taiwan Science and Technology Park, which currently hosts more than 10,000 employees. The planned production date of the 3 nm chips has also become clear.
For now, TSMC continues to develop 5 nm chips as its main target. The company also aims to complete the 30-hectare factory, which will produce 3 nm chips, by 2022 . After the factory is completed, production of 3 nm chips is planned to be launched in 2023 .
5 nm chips, which are expected to start production in the first half of 2020, will be released in 2021 if everything goes well. The factory where 5 nm chips will be produced will have a size of 42 hectares . It also plans to have a clean room of 160,000 square meters in the factory. The factory will employ 4,000 people.
The total cost of the giant investment is about $ 19.5 billion.
Finally, let's remind that in the fourth quarter of 2021 7 nm , 2023 to 5 nm production process aimed at Intel, said they want to seize the leadership. Samsung announced in 2021 that it plans to come out with the 3 nm chips they produce.