If there is something that characterizes the technological world, it is precisely the fact that it is constantly evolving through increasingly robust and powerful software and hardware. And specifically with regard to the chip segment, this evolution is happening at a very interesting speed.
As such, according to the recent news, Taiwanese TSMC will start producing its 2nm chips at the end of the year 2024.
There is increasing information and awareness among consumers about the equipment they buy. For example, in smartphones, people already make their choices based not only on brands and models, but also on the camera system, storage capacity, size and weight, among others.
However, there are still not many users who buy their phones based on the processors they bring, let alone the lithography in which these chips are developed. But the truth is that this is a point that should start to interest many people, given the evolution in this segment.
TSMC's 2nm chips start production in late 2024
Currently, the most advanced chips use a 4nm manufacturing process that, in essence, respects the distance between two transistors in the SoC. And eyes are already on the next 3nm generation, especially from the giant TSMC, which is the largest and most advanced semiconductor manufacturer in the world.
But the most recent information They also indicate that the initial production of the Taiwanese company's 2nm chips is scheduled for the end of the year 2024. And this is the earliest date set, as production may extend beyond that date. This is because producing more advanced chips is not an easy process since, first of all, it is necessary to build new factories with assembly lines adapted to advanced processes.
Then it is essential that the conditions of the factories are reviewed and meet certain requirements, namely some related to environmental protection. TSMC has already submitted a construction plan for the 2 nm plant that will be reviewed and, if everything is in order, will move to the environmental assessment in the first half of 2023. Only after the approval given can the construction of the facilities begin , and the first phase of it is set to end at the end of 2024.
If these predictions come true, then mass production of 2nm chips could happen in 2025.