18 Apr '13, 8am

TSMC 16nm FinFET to enter mass production within one year after 20nm ramp-up, says Chang

TSMC 16nm FinFET to enter mass production within one year after 20nm ramp-up, says Chang Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Thursday 18 April 2013] TSMC's 16nm FinFET process will enter mass production in less than one year after ramping up production of 20nm chips, company chairman and CEO Morris Chang said at an investors meeting today (April 18). Chang indicated that TSMC already moved its 20nm process to risk production in the first quarter of 2013. As for 16nm FinFET, the node will be ready for risk production by the year-end, Chang said. While stepping up efforts to bring newer nodes online, TSMC has revised upward its 2013 capex to US$9.5-10 billion. The foundry previously set capex for the year at US$9 billion. In addition, Chang reiterated his previous remark that production of TSMC's 28nm wafers and revenues generated from the process in 2013 will triple those of 20...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130418VL200.html

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