Apple places 3nm chip order with TSMC

Ro, 23 December 2020

The first chips based on the 5nm process just came out but TSMC and Apple are looking ahead by making big plans for the future 3nm and 4nm nodes. Reportedly, Apple has already secured a good chunk of the orders of the 3nm chip production in 2022.

Apple secures a 3nm chip order from TSMC

Sources familiar with the matter say that the said chips will likely power up future iPads and MacBooks. This means that we will see 5nm or maybe 5nm+ chips for another year. TSMC is almost ready with the certification process so will likely begin trial production next year while mass production will happen in 2022.

While the rumor talks about MacBooks' and iPad's M-series chips, it's probably safe to assume that iPhones in 2022 will likely use the same tech.

Source (in Chinese)


Reader comments

  • girl
  • 11 Jan 2021
  • rKd

can apple add dedicated gpu (RTX 3080)

The 3nm node isn't ready, so there is no questions of placing an order for anything, at this stage.

  • AnonD-731363
  • 28 Dec 2020
  • Lfw

Thats too big. I want 1 attometer. or at least Pico.

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