Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), one of the world’s most renowned and successful semiconductor companies, has revealed its ambitious plans for the future at the recent IEDM technological forum dedicated to the semiconductor field. The company’s main goal is to […]
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), one of the world’s most renowned and successful semiconductor companies, has revealed its ambitious plans for the future at the recent IEDM technological forum dedicated to the semiconductor field. The company’s main goal is to produce so-called MCM (multi-chip module) chips with over a trillion transistors, as well as monolithic chips with over 200 billion transistors by 2030.
To achieve this ambitious target, TSMC is working on developing new manufacturing processes. These processes include 2 nm N2 and N2P, as well as 1.4 nm A14 and 1 nm A10, which are expected to be implemented over the next six years. Despite the slowdown in the development of manufacturing technologies in recent years due to technical and financial challenges, TSMC remains optimistic about the progress in the coming years.
While TSMC, like other global companies, faces obstacles, it believes in its capabilities as the largest factory in this field worldwide. TSMC predicts that even more complex monolithic integrated circuits with over 100 billion transistors will soon be available. This trend is already evident with Nvidia’s GH100, which boasts 80 billion transistors, making it one of the most advanced monolithic processors in the market. However, the construction of chips with an increasing number of transistors is becoming more complex and expensive, which is why many organizations are turning to multi-chip architectures.
TSMC also expects advancements in chip packaging technologies to increase the overall complexity of chips. In the future, we will witness even more complex monolithic chips with CPUs containing over 200 billion transistors. As the technology industry progresses, multi-chiplet systems with over a trillion transistors are expected to become commonplace. TSMC is ready to take a leading role in this development and contribute to shaping a technological future with increasingly advanced semiconductor chips.