China to Ramp Up High-Volume Production Using 14nm Node by End of 2022

U.S. Wants China’s SMIC to Stop Making 14nm Chips

When the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) restricted access of China’s largest contract chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) to fab equipment used to make10nm-class chips, it was considered a tough but not too severe move. Now the U.S. government is mulling restricting China from producing logic chips using a 14nm-class fabrication process.  The DOC is…

TSMC to Start Risk Production Using 4nm Node in Q3

TSMC to Initiate 1.4nm Process Technology R&D

At processor manufacturers, fundamental and applied research and development work never stops, so now that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has outlined a timeline for its N2 (2 nm-class) fabrication process that will enter high-volume manufacturing (HVM) in 2025, it is time for the company to start thinking about a succeeding node. If a new rumor…