TSMC recently announced that the company will begin production of the 2nm processors by the year 2025.
Nikkei Asia revealed that the Apple Silicon maker plans to mass-produce the 2nm chips by 2025, marking the first time a manufacturer has announced its move at an industry event.
The company’s spokesperson says they will use a ‘nanosheet transistor’ technology, which is markedly different from current 5nm processes. Having a different architecture also means that there is a significant investment in the process.
Intel and Samsung have said they plan to start producing 1.8nm and 2nm processors by 2024 and 2025, respectively. TSMC has not revealed any further details or how the company plans to make the chips.
In related news, Apple has bought out TSMC’s 3nm chip production line and will be using the newer processors for its upcoming lineup of devices. TSMC is currently building a facility to build its 2nm chip and expects the first batch to be released next year.