TSMC holds an opening ceremony for its 3nm production facility
TSMC has apparently celebrated the completion of its 3nm production facility. This structure, located in the Southern Taiwan Science Park, is not completely operational as yet; however, its official status may make this upcoming architecture closer to reality.
The Company has already stated that its 3nm chips will be composed of FinFET transistors, thereby side-stepping the current level of difficulty with using GAAFET instead. This node is also already linked to projected improvements in performance of up to 15% compared to 5nm, while using up to 30% less power.
Therefore, this new announcement may represent a good day for Taiwanese chipset research indeed. However, it doesn't stop there, as DigiTimes also claims to have learned that the Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute (TSRI) has secured free access to ARM IP for eligible researchers based in this country.