TSMC Is Investing in a $20 Billion Facility Just So It Can Continue Being Apple’s Chief Supplier

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Oct 10, 2017

TSMC is the main supplier of 10nm FinFET chips for Apple’s A11 Bionic SoC and it looks like the semiconductor manufacturing company is going to make huge leaps to keep the tech giant as a returning customer.

After all, if we had a client that sold devices in the millions, we would continue to keep them happy with ongoing efforts. However, how much is taking too much of a leap? Well, according to the latest report, TSMC is ready to build a $20 billion facility that will continue manufacturing chips for Apple.

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$20 Billion USD Will Be Invested in a 3nm Manufacturing Plant – Will Be the Most Advanced Facility TSMC Has Ever Made

With players like Intel and Samsung having their own foundries, TSMC will be risk of losing its biggest customer to its rivals if investing in advanced facilities is not injected. According to Bloomberg, the company is prepared to invest around $20 billion in a 3nm foundry, which is also going to be the most advanced facility the company has ever established.

The company claims that by 2022, the 3nm production line will be ready for use, so this will definitely put the manufacturer in Apple’s good shoes. Currently, mobile chipsets utilize the 10nm FinFET technology, with Apple taking advantage of this lithography and bringing forth the A11 Bionic SoC in the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, making them the fastest phones out there right now.

With the introduction of the 3nm lithography, it will result in a threefold reduction in semiconductor size, making chips both powerful and less power-hungry, meaning smartphones will be able to deliver much better battery life than its predecessors.

Are you still getting excited to see more powerful and efficient mobile hardware in the future? Don’t be because there are the 7nm and 5nm left to be introduced before phone manufacturers transition to the 3nm technology.

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Now just imagine the firepower exuding from Apple-made chipsets manufactured on the 3nm technology? Let us know what you think down in the comments.

Source: Bloomberg