TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, has announced that it has begun production of its next-generation 3-nanometer processors.
As reported by Bloomberg, the company has embarked on the future of chip design following Samsung in mass production of next-generation chips at its Tainan campus in southern Taiwan. “With the semiconductor industry growing rapidly over the next decade, Taiwan will certainly play an even more important role in the global economy,” said TSMC Chairman Mark Liu, adding that demand for 3-nanometer processors is “very strong.” ‘ added.
According to Liu, “The mass production of 3-nanometer chips is the result of decades of cooperation with local supply chains.”
The company’s 3nm process technology is expected to significantly improve performance and power efficiency for a wide range of applications, including mobile devices, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence. TSMC says its next-generation chips will “offer better performance than 5nm chips while requiring about 35% less power.”
Will the 3nm chip be on the iPhone 15?
It’s unclear at this time when 3nm technology will make its way into Apple’s A-series chips for the iPhone. TSMC plans to open a 4nm fab in Arizona over the next few years and another 3nm fab in 2026.
Users can expect another leap in performance when this technology is introduced to iPhones, but as TSMC points out, the power efficiency enabled by the 3nm process could result in significantly better battery life. .
More power and battery life are always welcome, but the latest iPhones already have enough power and battery life for nearly everyone to get through the day. Multi-day battery life on non-Max models seems to be the only challenge. We’re sure we’ll be fine with that!