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TSMC's 5nm Process Scheduled to Enter Risk Production in 2019

By Korbin Lan
Published: Feb 24,2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan - TSMC Co-CEO Mark Liu said yesterday that TSMC will take the lead in providing the 5nm node process technology. The company is officially entering the technology development stage and scheduled to enter risk production in the first half of 2019, at least six months ahead of original schedule.

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Mark Liu yesterday said in TSMC’s annual supply chain management forum. Liu pointed out that TSMC is very optimistic about technology development based on the Moore's Law.

In the 7-nanometer process, TSMC will enter the risk production in the end of the first quarter of this year, is expected to enter mass production in 2018. In addition, TSMC will also launch enhanced version of 7nm technology with importing EUV equipment.

As for the 3-nanometer technology, Liu said that TSMC's 3nm technology is in the technology roadmapping stage and had invested in hundreds of engineers to do it. Meanwhile the company is also evaluating the appropriate production site.

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