A newly published report revealed details of 5 nanometer production and the transistor density of TSMC.
We haven't known Intel's continued CPU leadership for years. However, AMD started a new adventure with the new Zen architecture. The red team, which has achieved significant success, continued with the Zen 2 architecture and the transition to 7 nanometers. Thus, all balances began to change. In addition, the appreciation of users in the latest generation Zen 3 architecture has been completely won.
TSMC is the primary AMD production partner you know. In addition, we know that the company will be TSMC's largest customer in 7 nanometer silicon. In short, it designs AMD processors and TSMC is busy building it. Now let's take a look at TSMC, so the future of AMD and 5 nanometer technology.
WikiChips has published an article with information about the future of TSMC. TMSC is in the starting phase for 5nm production and plans to increase production this year. If the coronavirus doesn't go off the rails and continues as planned We said it will start production in April.
WikiChip analysis reports that there is an 84-87% increase in offered transistor densities compared to the company's first commercial 7 nm class N7 (7 nm DUV). N5P production provides an estimated 171.3 million transistor density per mm² of molded surface compared to 91.2 mTr / mm² N7.
An 87 percent increase in transistor density is extremely important compared to existing 7nm designs. As the density of the transistor increases, chip performance increases, heating problems decrease, and significant energy efficiency gains occur.
AMD appears to be switching to 5nm production technology in the Zen 4 CPU architecture and will continue with confidence. The company this year Introduction of the Zen 3 architecture and Ryzen 4000 series of desktop processors Prepare to start. This architecture will be based on an improved 7 nm (7 nm EUV) production.
The future of technology
So what does this mean for Intel? During a recent webcast, Intel CFO, George Davis, AMD Accepted the leadership of AMD. Clearly, Intel does not expect to regain leadership until 7nm or 5nm production products arrive.
Blues have gone to the 10nm process, but it is quite clear that they are having problems. On the mobile side, there are 10nm Ice Lake processors and Tiger Lake processors are coming soon. We haven't seen a small step on the desktop side.
As a result, when we say that AMD has a bright future in this regard, it is literally the place. TSMC's largest 5 nanometer customer for 2020 is expected to be Apple. The semiconductor giant will first focus on A14 SoC production.
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