Taiwan’s TSMC not afraid of Samsung’s 5-nanometer efforts

World's largest chip contract manufacturer TSMC has already attracted major clients such as Apple and Qualcomm

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/05/220
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TSMC is confident it can maintain its lead in 5-nm technology  (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC), the largest chip contract manufacturer in the world, said Thursday (May 21) it was not worried about its lead position in the production of 5-nanometer chips after South Korean rival Samsung announced renewed efforts.

While TSMC said it did not comment on any situation involving competitors, it added it was confident it would continue to be the leading force in the chip manufacturing technology, UDN reported. Samsung announced it expected to begin mass production of its sophisticated 5-nm chips during the second half of 2021, while TSMC started during the first quarter of this year.    [FULL  STORY]

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