Microwave annealing for 2nm semiconductor materials

Modified Household Microwave Oven Overcomes 2nm Semiconductor Hurdle

Scientists at Cornell University have been using a modified household microwave oven to help overcome a significant obstacle to practical 2nm semiconductor production. The resulting microwave annealer borrows inspiration from TSMC’s theories about microwaves and silicon doping with phosphorus. As a result, semiconductor manufacturers could push past a previous phosphorus concentration limit using the newly…

Apple and Intel First to Adopt TSMC's 3nm Technology: Report

TSMC Reveals 2nm Node: 30% More Performance by 2025

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. today officially introduced its N2 (2nm class) manufacturing technology, its first node that will use gate-all-around field-effect transistors (GAAFETs), at its 2022 TSMC Technology Symposium. The new fabrication process will offer a full-now performance and power benefits, but when it comes to transistor density, it will barely impress in 2025 when…

Apple and Intel First to Adopt TSMC's 3nm Technology: Report

TSMC: 2nm Chips Arriving in 2026

When Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company first confirmed the development of its N2 (2 nm-class) fabrication process in 2020, it did not disclose many details about the node or say when it intends it was set to enter production. This week, the company confirmed that the technology relies on a new transistor structure, but chips that…