Thursday, March 22, 2018
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
New Samsung Exynos 7 Series 9610 Mobile Processor focuses on Multimedia
Google to Develop Its Own Blockchain-Related Technology
Zuckerberg Apologizes For Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Outlines Steps to Protect Users' Data
Mediatek Says There Are No Talks With Broadcom
Seagate Says Its MACH.2 Multi Actuator Technology Breaks Throughput Record, Announces HAMR Reliability Tests
New Apple Watch Bands Feature Spring Colors and Styles
European Commission Proposes Measures to Ensure Companies Pay Fair Tax in the EU
VIVE FOCUS Coming To International Markets Later This Year
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > TSMC To...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, July 14, 2016
TSMC To Follow The Extreme Ultraviolet Approach For 5nm

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest foundry, plans to fully implement extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography to make 5nm chips by the end of this decade.

"We estimate that EUV will be a cost-effective tool for high-volume manufacturing by 2020, in time for our 5nm ramp," TSMC Co-CEO Mark Liu said at an event to announce the company’s second-quarter results. "We plan to use EUV lithography extensively in 5nm to improve density, simplify process complexity and reduce cost."

The company said it has been using 7nm as a development vehicle for EUV, achieving what it called good integration of EUV scanners, masks and photoresist. TSMC said it is running four EUV scanners for infrastructure development and will move in another two NXE:3400 EUV production tools from ASML in the first quarter of 2017.

TSMC said it has implemented a 125 watt EUV source in its ASML NXE:3350 equipment to improve productivity. In the meantime, the company has also developed in-house EUV mask, material, inspection and repair technology to integrate its EUV lithography.

TSMC competitors such as Samsung appear more convinced about the commercial viability of EUV. A press report in South Korea said that Samsung plans to use EUV at 7nm.

TSMC also said it will see its first revenue from 10nm during the first quarter of 2017, and it expects 10nm to ramp steeply throughout next year.

"Our 10nm has been transferred from R&D to production," Liu said. "Our first 10nm customer product has been produced with satisfactory functional yield. So fa", three customer products have been taped out to us.”

At the 7nm node, TSMC said its yield improvement on a 256 megabit SRAM test device is ahead of schedule.

"We believe our 7nm power, performance and area density (PPA) is ahead of our competitors," Liu said. TSMC’s mobile and high-performance computing customers "all have aggressive product tape out plans in the first half of 2017 with volume production planned in early 2018," he added.

Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle Is The First Custom Xbox One S        All News        Futuremark Adds DirectX 12 Test to 3DMark Benchmark
Teens Engage More with Fewer Photos In Instagram, Researchers Found     General Computing News      CyberLink Adds 360-Degree Video Playback Support to PowerDVD

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Imec and Cadence Tape Out First 3nm Chip
IMEC Researchers Optimistic About Dealing With EUV Defects in 5nm Node
IBM Researchers Talk About the Future of EUV at SPIE
Samsung Breaks Ground on New EUV Line in Hwaseong
Samsung and Qualcomm Expand Foundry Cooperation on EUV Process Technology
ISSCC: Samsung Working on 7-nm EUV SRAM, Intel Details 10-nm SRAM
TSMC Breaks Ground on 5nm Fab 18 in Southern Taiwan Science Park
IC Knowledge Outlines EUV, 7nm and 5nm Progress
TSMC Could Outpace Samsung in 7nm Volume Production This Year
Intel Uses Cobalt Interconnect for 10nm, Global Foundries Detail EUV Lithography for 7nm
TSMC to Invest $20bn in 3nm Chip Plant
Samsung Foundry in Advanced Discussions With New Customers for 7nm Chips

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .