According to the latest news, a new tip from a well-known Chinese microblogging website Weibo leakster has revealed that TSMC has secured orders from Qualcomm for the production of 5 nm and 6 nm chips.
TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker already has its 5nm and 6nm chips at maximum capacity, but still, Qualcomm has managed to secure its orders with the company. As per the tipster, the new platforms that will be made from these advanced processes will be launched within the second half of this year. It is likely that these chips will power the American mobile chip maker’s mid to high range of smartphones.
@数码闲聊站 (Digital Chat Station) posted “Although, TSMC 6nm and 5nm capacity Qualcomm both got it. If it goes well, the new platform based on it is expected to debut in the second half of the year.”
Qualcomm’s financial report also saw the company register lower than previously estimated earnings for Samsung‘s issues with production capacity. Now, it makes sense that Qualcomm will be interested in moving towards TSMC over Samsung for its new orders.
As per other reports, TSMC is preparing to move its latest 3 nm processes. These 3 nm processes would be TSMC’s most advanced line of processors. With this, TSMC will be the first chipmaker to make the shift to this process. The reports convey that currently, trial production of this process is progressing steadily.