The chip industry is marked by the worst technological conflict we have experienced in recent years. Although artificial intelligence and cloud computing are sectors of great interest to companies such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft, the production and development of semiconductors keeps regions such as the United States, China, South Korea and Taiwan in suspense And the latter, who are already ahead, are taking the right steps to provide an even bigger leap in the next few years.
As we reported a few weeks ago, TSMC (the Taiwanese chip giant) intends to start operating with 2nm chips in 2025. Therefore, companies like Intel or Samsung do not want to be left behind and have started to their particular roadmap. same feat. However, what they didn’t expect was that TSMC was already focused on the next goal: 1nm chips. With this, it hopes to not only reach the limit of silicon, but also put itself at the forefront of a sector that it already dominates with an iron fist.
An investment of almost 30,000 million euros
As Techspot pointed out in a recent publication, TSMC will continue to invest money with the aim of remaining a leader in the sector. Therefore, it has started its construction plans a factory in Chiayi (Taiwan)the place chosen to find the first macro-construction focused on the production of 1nm chips. In essence, the factory 100 hectares extension and will be divided as follows: 40 hectares for the packaging plant and 60 hectares for 1nm chip factories. According to estimates, this construction will cost approx 30,000 million euros.
With this, TSMC hopes to strengthen its leadership in the industry. In 2023, the Taiwanese company shipped fewer wafers than in 2022 and, despite this, it was able to increase its income. This is because the average price per wafer in the past 6,100 euros22% higher than the 4,970 euros which is paid in 2022. Therefore, despite its decline in sales of its products, TSMC is experiencing good growth. And, with this, they hope to strengthen their position in the market and achieve the impossible: make 1nm chips.