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TSMC to kick off trial production of Apple's next-gen 2nm chipset next week

TMSC to begin Apple's 2nm chipset trial production next week (Source: Bangyu Wang, Unsplash)
TMSC to begin Apple's 2nm chipset trial production next week (Source: Bangyu Wang, Unsplash)
Apple's partner, TSMC, plans to initiate test production of 2nm chips next week. There will be a trial run done at TSMC's Baoshan plant in northern Taiwan. Apple will then fully shift to the 2nm process for its custom silicon in 2025.

Apple's chipmaker, TSMC is reportedly gearing up to begin trial production of 2nm chips next week, which will be the milestone before this extreme technology is brought into the fold of Apple's silicon many years down the line. This might prove to be a big win toward better system performance and efficiency for Apple.

The trial production run for the 2nm chips will be conducted at TSMC's Baoshan plant in northern Taiwan. The facility installed the equipment tailored for the production of 2nm chips earlier this year.

By 2025, Apple will make a full migration to the 2nm process for its custom silicon and reinforce performance and functionality in its devices. This testifies to Apple's commitment to innovation and the biggest possible stretch at the very frontier of chip technology.

Mass production of the 2nm chips for TSMC is planned to begin next year. This would first involve stabilization of the yield, followed by increased speed in production. The accelerated time frame is evidence of the fact that, if one wants to be at the front of the line, a company should move fast in this industry.

Although TSMC still is the only firm that can mass-produce 2nm and 3nm chips to Apple's standard, its integral role in the future development of chip technology hasn't changed. The available production capacity at TSMC for its 3nm chips has already been booked out by Apple. The chipmaker is said to triple its production capacity for this node by the end of this year to meet Apple's surging demand.

The resulting 2nm chips from this trial production could make their first appearance in the Apple iPhone 17 series in 2025. If reports are anything to go by, the new SoCs will bring a new dimension of performance and efficiency to Apple's flagship devices.

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Aditya Rasik, 2024-07- 9 (Update: 2024-07-21)