Although we are still about a year away from mass production of the TSMC 3nm process node, reports about the companies adopting them have already begun. As it turns out, Intel and Apple are the first to use the N3 node, even though Apple is the first to ship the next generation iPad.
Apple is one of the first companies to use the N3 node, which is expected to start later this year following reports of collaboration with TSMC on producing node risks. After mass production of the N3 node, scheduled for the second half of 2022, Intel is said to be one of the first TSMC customers to take advantage of Apple. In the case of Apple, the NS TSMC node is said to be the next generation of iPads, which is also expected to be the first devices powered by this node. In the case of Intel, the company confirmed that TSMC will be present in its 2023 production line without specifying what technology will be used. However, rumors claim that it is offered in a laptop architecture and a server processor. "The chip size currently planned for Intel is larger than the chip size planned for the Apple iPad using the 3 nm process," said Nikkei Asia. Resources Commercialization of N3-based chips is expected to begin in the second half of 2022, so products using it should enter the market in late 2022 or early 2023.
compared to the TSMC 5nm process node currently used to power the Apple M1 , Node N3 delivers 10% to 15% more computing performance or reduces power consumption by up to 30% Give. TSMC is also developing an N4 node which some sources claim will be used in the next generation of iPhones.
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After Intel and Apple, AMD and Huawei must also join the list of customers to use contract-based TSMC 3nm chips, but after reaching the stage, " When Workflow Is Longer,
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Intel and Apple were the first to adopt TSMC N3-based contract chips