TSMC discusses 10 nanometer roadmap

TSMC’s 16nm technology is due this summer, the company announced a road map for its much-discussed 10nm process. The 10nm process will have 2.1 times the logic density of the 16nm node along with a 20% speed gain and 40% power reduction. The company demonstrated a 256 Mbytes SRAM made in the process. TSMC expects its 10nm to be in production by the end of 2016 and alluded to more than ten partnerships in various stages of design.

“We think 10nm will be the long-lasting technology node and for TSMC to be accelerating 10nm, I think that is a very good sign for the industry,” Jones said. “With the acceleration of 10nm — which they might end up going 8nm — TSMC will close the gap with Intel. I think TSMC is on a roll.”

TSMC has invested between $11.5 billion and $12 billion in its 16nm and 10nm technology — which means they have to have customers in place, Jones noted. Strengthening its commitment to 10nm, the company will break ground on a new fab with 10nm tools in the second quarter of 2016 and will move 10nm tools into an existing fab this quarter.

Intel will be TSMC’s major competitor in this space, with plans to ramp production of 10nm in the next 12-18 months.

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TSMC discusses 10 nanometer roadmap

TSMC’s 16nm technology is due this summer, the company announced a road map for its much-discussed 10nm process. The 10nm process will have 2.1 times the logic density of the 16nm node along with a 20% speed gain and 40% power reduction. The company demonstrated a 256 Mbytes SRAM made in the process. TSMC expects its 10nm to be in production by the end of 2016 and alluded to more than ten partnerships in various stages of design.

“We think 10nm will be the long-lasting technology node and for TSMC to be accelerating 10nm, I think that is a very good sign for the industry,” Jones said. “With the acceleration of 10nm — which they might end up going 8nm — TSMC will close the gap with Intel. I think TSMC is on a roll.”

TSMC has invested between $11.5 billion and $12 billion in its 16nm and 10nm technology — which means they have to have customers in place, Jones noted. Strengthening its commitment to 10nm, the company will break ground on a new fab with 10nm tools in the second quarter of 2016 and will move 10nm tools into an existing fab this quarter.

Intel will be TSMC’s major competitor in this space, with plans to ramp production of 10nm in the next 12-18 months.

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