THE DigiTimes according to his report, before the end of 2022, on Thursday of this week, that is, on December 29, production will start on TSMC’s latest 3-nanometer N3 nodes. The location is Fab 18 in the South Taiwan Science Park (STSP), according to the paper, the chip manufacturer will open its newest production line on Thursday as part of the inauguration ceremony. The first chips made using the 3nm manufacturing technology could be the M2 Pro chips designed by Apple, which will debut in the MacBook Pro and Mac Mini computers. Apple and Intel have been testing TSMC’s 3nm bandwidth technology since July 2021.
The A17 Bionic can already be made with the improved 3 nm N3e technology. [+]
There are also rumors suggesting that Apple may put a 3nm chip in the iPhones at the end of next year, in the form of the A17 Bionic and in the iPad Pro models with the M3 chip. Apple did not change the bandwidth this year, the A16 Bionic is made on 5 nanometer N4 nodes, which implement the advantages of 4 nm production. TSMC can provide more information about the pace at which it plans to expand its 3 nm production capacity at the opening on December 29. Compared to the N5 FinFET, the N3 can achieve up to a 70% increase in density, a 15% increase in speed at the same power, and a 30% reduction in power at the same speed, according to the Taiwanese.