EVGA

Hot!TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 2023

Author
rjohnson11
EVGA Forum Moderator
  • Total Posts : 80084
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2004/10/05 12:44:35
  • Location: Scotland, UK
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 72
2020/11/16 07:06:48 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.com/274720/tsmc-achieves-major-breakthrough-in-2-nm-manufacturing-process-risk-production-in-2023
 
The Taiwan Economic Daily claims that TSMC has achieved a major internal breakthrough for the eventual rollout of 2 nm fabrication process technology. According to the publication, this breakthrough has turned TSMC even more optimistic towards a 2023 rollout of 2 nm risk production - which is all the more impressive considering reports that TSMC will be leaving the FinFet realm for a new multi-bridge channel field effect transistor (MBCFET) architecture - itself based on the Gate-All-Around (GAA) technology. This breakthrough comes one year after TSMC put together an internal team whose aim was to pave the way for 2 nm deployment.

MBCFET expands on the GAAFET architecture by taking the Nanowire field-effect transistor and expanding it so that it becomes a Nanosheet. The main idea is to make the field-effect transistor three-dimensional. This new complementary metal oxide semiconductor transistor can improve circuit control and reduce leakage current. This design philosophy is not exclusive to TSMC - Samsung has plans to deploy a variant of this design on their 3 nm process technology. And as has been the norm, further reductions in chip fabrication scale come at hefty costs - while the development cost for 5 nm has already achieved $476M in cost, Samsung reports that their 3 nm GAA technology will cost in excess of $500M - and 2 nm, naturally, will come in even costlier than that.
 
Good to see that TSMC is aiming to stay competitive for the next few years with only Samsung as their main rival. 

Specs: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X,  M.2 2TB, 128GB DDR4  Crosshair VIII Hero, EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra,  Associate Code: H5U80QBH6BH0AXF

#1

12 Replies Related Threads

    rjohnson11
    EVGA Forum Moderator
    • Total Posts : 80084
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2004/10/05 12:44:35
    • Location: Scotland, UK
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 72
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/16 07:12:10 (permalink)
    It should be noted that TSMC has already made over 1 trillion dollars this year so the research and development costs are negligible in comparison. 

    Specs: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X,  M.2 2TB, 128GB DDR4  Crosshair VIII Hero, EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra,  Associate Code: H5U80QBH6BH0AXF

    #2
    aka_STEVE_b
    EGC Admin
    • Total Posts : 15392
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2006/02/26 06:45:46
    • Location: Wouldn't you like to know....
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 54
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/16 07:52:21 (permalink)
    Yikes,  they are a force to be reckoned with right now


    AMD RYZEN 9 3900X  12-core cpu~ Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite board ~ EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC2 ULTRA OC~ G.SKILL Trident Z NEO 16 GB DDR4 3600 ~ Phanteks Eclipse P400s red case ~ EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G+ PSU ~ Intel 660p M.2 drive~ Crucial MX300 275 Gig SSD ~ CORSAIR H80i v2 cooler ~ CORSAIR Dark Core RGB Pro mouse ~ CORSAIR K68 Mech keyboard ~ HGST 4TB Hd.~ AOC AGON 31.5" monitor 1440 @ 144Hz ~ Win 10 x64 
    ................ GET UP TO A 10% DISCOUNT ON PURCHASES BY CLICKING ....VVVVVVVVV.........


    #3
    veganfanatic
    FTW Member
    • Total Posts : 1710
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2015/06/20 18:08:41
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 0
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/16 08:44:44 (permalink)
    Samsung patent expires in 2026

      


    Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition with the Corsair HX1000i
    I have been a vegan since 1969. I have experienced more prejudice than anyone could possibly ever imagine.
    #4
    sparetimepc
    CLASSIFIED Member
    • Total Posts : 2279
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2009/11/13 09:24:09
    • Location: Altona, IL
    • Status: online
    • Ribbons : 22
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/16 09:05:09 (permalink)
    2nm, that's getting pretty darn impressive now




    #5
    atfrico
    Omnipotent Enthusiast
    • Total Posts : 11606
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2008/05/20 16:16:06
    • Location: <--Dip, Dip, Potato Chip!-->
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 25
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/16 22:27:13 (permalink)
    Lets see who goes for first dibs😼. How much is the TSMC stock at the moment?🤔

    Those who abuse power, are nothing but scumbags!
     The challenge of power is how to use it and not abuse it. When you abuse it, it reverses on you and it hurts you.The abuse of power that seems to create the most unhappiness is when a person uses personal power to get ahead without regards to the welfare of others, people are obsessed with it. You can take a nice person and turn them into a slob, into an insane being, craving power, destroying anything that stands in their way.
    #6
    misomalu
    Superclocked Member
    • Total Posts : 108
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2013/01/04 03:43:41
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 0
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/18 18:02:04 (permalink)
    Fascinating. I wonder when intel will finally catch up 
    #7
    kingofpeanuts
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 100
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2014/07/24 14:44:16
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 0
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/20 07:00:52 (permalink)
    Cooll
    #8
    boylerya
    FTW Member
    • Total Posts : 1950
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2008/11/23 19:18:00
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 0
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/21 13:25:15 (permalink)
    sparetimepc
    2nm, that's getting pretty darn impressive now

    There is no standard so 2nm does not actually mean anything other than a size that can only be correlated to another measurement that you probably need another party to fulfill which only differs by different entities that produced it.  For example, Intel's 14nm is barely larger than AMD's 7nm to the extent it is only about 10% smaller and although I have not verified it, I believe Intel's 10nm is smaller than AMD's 7nm.  You essentially need to look at those details in the same way you would look at the label of RTX3090 and AMD used that identical label for a slower card they produced that they call the RTX3090.
    post edited by boylerya - 2020/11/21 13:36:13

    United We Stand...Six Feet Apart.
    Beware Vitamin A Palmitate found in products such as 2%, 1% or Skim Milk: government research
    Garlic is the Antichrist.
    #9
    kougar
    CLASSIFIED Member
    • Total Posts : 2429
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2006/05/08 10:11:19
    • Location: Texas
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 15
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/22 12:15:46 (permalink)
    misomalu
    Fascinating. I wonder when intel will finally catch up 




    To be fair, Intel's 7nm density is estimated to tangibly exceed TSMC's 5nm process. But Intel won't have mass-production 7nm until 2023...  Meanwhile TSMC's 2/3nm density will give them a small lead over Intel's 7nm. 


    Have water, will cool. 
     
    Don't forget to use an Associate Code at checkout for extra savings! Associate Code: FWBXGF17CKOMCIV
    #10
    Bruno747
    CLASSIFIED Member
    • Total Posts : 3808
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2010/01/13 11:00:12
    • Location: Looking on google to see what Nvidia is going to o
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 4
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/23 11:33:08 (permalink)
    kougar
    misomalu
    Fascinating. I wonder when intel will finally catch up 




    To be fair, Intel's 7nm density is estimated to tangibly exceed TSMC's 5nm process. But Intel won't have mass-production 7nm until 2023...  Meanwhile TSMC's 2/3nm density will give them a small lead over Intel's 7nm. 


    That also assumes Intel can get it's 7nm process sorted and mass producing in a reasonable amount of time.

    I want to see their eating crow response since they too are now starting to come out with "glued chips".

    X399 Designare EX, Threadripper 1950x, Overkill Water 560mm dual pass radiator. Heatkiller IV Block Dual 960 EVO 500gb Raid 0 bootable, Quad Channel 64gb DDR4 @ 2933/15-16-16-31, RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra, Corsair RM850x, Tower 900
    #11
    castrator86
    SSC Member
    • Total Posts : 627
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2010/07/24 09:33:21
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 2
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/24 07:21:39 (permalink)
    kougar
    misomalu
    Fascinating. I wonder when intel will finally catch up 




    To be fair, Intel's 7nm density is estimated to tangibly exceed TSMC's 5nm process. But Intel won't have mass-production 7nm until 2023...  Meanwhile TSMC's 2/3nm density will give them a small lead over Intel's 7nm. 




    But that density is the exact reason they're behind and having so many production issues. They can't get it to shrink any further; which is why we've just seen revisions of the same architecture for years on end now. They need a full re-haul and they know it but keep trying to avoid it.


    #12
    kougar
    CLASSIFIED Member
    • Total Posts : 2429
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2006/05/08 10:11:19
    • Location: Texas
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 15
    Re: TSMC Achieves Major Breakthrough in 2 nm Manufacturing Process, Risk Production in 202 2020/11/27 15:38:44 (permalink)
    castrator86
    But that density is the exact reason they're behind and having so many production issues. They can't get it to shrink any further; which is why we've just seen revisions of the same architecture for years on end now. They need a full re-haul and they know it but keep trying to avoid it.




    It would take longer to backport EUV into 10nm than it would to just continue on for its 7nm EUV, which is what they're doing. What Intel really should have begun doing years ago was to adopt a half-node strategy. Intel is trying to eat the entire plate in one bite, while TSMC does ~3 nodes per Intel's one, biting off only what they can chew before they move on. 


    Have water, will cool. 
     
    Don't forget to use an Associate Code at checkout for extra savings! Associate Code: FWBXGF17CKOMCIV
    #13
    Jump to:
  • Back to Mobile