The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, has begun risk production of 5 nanometre (nm) chipsets that would be featured in future super-efficient flagship smartphones and expects to be ready to start mass production in the first half of 2020. The mass production of the new standard is scheduled for 2020 if everything goes as planned. This process will introduce chips that will have up to 45 percent area reduction, also bringing a performance gain up to 15 percent compared to the current 7 nm chipsets. For chipsets coming out later this year, TSMC has the 7 nm+ process ready. It should offer a 6-12% reduction in power consumption and a 20 percent higher transistor density compared to the current 7 nm process.
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By Abhishekkumar Thakur