To maintain and strengthen TSMC’s (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited) technology leadership, the Company plans to continue investing heavily in R&D. In addition to 7nm and 5nm CMOS nodes already in the pipeline, the Company’s reinforced exploratory R&D work is on track to establish a solid foundation to feed into technology platforms beyond the 5nm node.
Snapdragon 845 – is a 7nm manufacturing process. TSMC has already started testing it. Testing is half done and they say the SOC provides high performance and is more battery efficient.
The Company’s exploratory work focuses on new transistors and technologies, such as 3D structures, strain-engineered CMOS, high-mobility materials and novel 3D IC devices. These studies emphasize innovation and are guided by deep understanding of the fundamental physics of nanometer CMOS transistors and related technologies. The Company also continues to collaborate with external research bodies from academia and industry consortia alike with the goal of extending Moore’s Law and paving the road to future cost-effective technologies and manufacturing solutions for its customers.
With a highly competent and dedicated R&D team and its unwavering commitment to innovation, TSMC is confident in its ability to deliver the best and most cost-effective SoC technologies to its customers and to drive future business growth and profitability for years to come.