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TSMC launches its 1.4nm node, will this be the end of Moore’s law?

TSMC, a leading semiconductor manufacturer, is showing that it is not running out of steam, quite the contrary, by launching its new manufacturing process for 1.4nm, positioning them as the current leaders in this market sector ahead of giants like Intel and Samsung. Also in the second half of this year will initiate its process 3nmwhich will be mass produced, although yes, only for certain customers.

This sudden release will strike Intel where it hurts the most, since they pretended reach 1.4 nm in 2029as seen in the roadmap released by Intel in 2019, showing that TSMC has advanced several years in this regard.

The only way for Intel to combat this is to launch its lithography as soon as possible. Intel 20A (2nm) which would arrive in the first half of 2024 and later its Intel 18A (1.8nm) arrive in the second half of 2024. You don’t need to be too good at math to check that TSMC has its head in nanometers and not only that, but he has reached 2 years earlier than Intel, given its announced theoretical dates.

TSMC pushes to reach 1.4 nm earlier

Introduction of TSMC’s new node in recent years
N7 N7P N5 N5P N3 N3E N2
Type of transistor EndFET EndFET EndFET EndFET EndFET EndFET FET GAA
Risk generation ? ? ? ? 2021 2022 End of 2024
Q2 2018 Q2 2019 Q2 2020 Q2 2021 Q3 2022 Q2/Q3 2023 End of 2025

Continuing with the details of TSMC, they announce that their process of 2nm is still in progress, although they claim its development is nearly complete, slated to go into mass production in 2026.

Regarding the manufacturing process TSMC 1.4nmunfortunately we will have to wait even longer, because its serial production should be launched between 2027 and 2028. Now comes an interesting aspect and that is that, according to the Moore’s Lawwith each generation the size of the transistors is reduced by 0.7, so the 2 nm becomes 1.4 nm.

TSMC 1.4nm

Now we’re doing the same with TSMC 1.4nm, which according to Moore’s Law ends up being exactly 0.98nm, less than 1 nm! With this we could say that we are in the physical limit of Moore’s lawthis being equal to the diameter of 10 atoms.

Via: MyDrivers

Via: Anandtech

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