TSMC starts production of 3nm chips for Mac, iPhone

TSMC starts with 3nm chips




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Within days, TSMC will begin mass production of its 3-nanometer chip process for generations to come MaciPhone and other Apple devices.

According to a report on Monday from DigiTimes, TSMC will hold a ceremony on December 29 at Fab 18 at Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) to mark the occasion. It will also reveal plans to expand production of 3-nanometer chips at the plant.

TSMC began testing the 3-nanometer process in December 2021 at Fab 18. A Rumor in June claimed that Apple could use the new chip process in its M2 Pro chip in select Macs shipping in 2023.

TSMC’s 3nm processes would deliver multiple benefits to Apple, including a predicted 15% speed improvement at the same power level as a chip made using 5nm processes, or a 30% reduction in power consumption for comparable speeds.

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