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Report: Taiwan Semiconductor To Start Production Of 7nm Chip In 2018, 5nm Chips To Lanch In 2020


According to DigiTimes, a daily newspaper for semiconductor, electronics and computer communications industries in Taiwan, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR)(NYSE: TSM) is expected to begin production of 7nm chips in the first half of 2018.

DigiTimes, citing Taiwan Semiconductor's co-CEO Mark Liu, reported that production of the 7nm will begin in the first half of 2018 and the company has already been engaged in R&D activities for a 5nm process technology.

The report added that the 5nm node will be ready for launch in the first half of 2020.

Finally, DigiTimes noted that customer tape-outs for TSMC's 10nm node will begin in the first quarter of 2016.

Shares of TSMC have lost more than 6 percent over the past year.


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